Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt and more
This 2-hours art tour presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during the 17th century — an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. Artists sensitively observed the beauty of the visible world, transforming it, with great skill, into vivid and compelling paintings. Their subjects ranged from intense portraits and dramatic seascapes to tranquil scenes of domestic life and careful studies of fruit and flowers.
Since this amazing museum has so much art treasures to see, we will ask you, if you have some preferences in the artists, mediums or, perhaps, particular story-lines.
But if you give us a freedom to choose, we will focus on the most renowned Dutch painter Rembrandt and his personal tragedies that are reflected in his later work: the drama of his early paintings disappears as he focuses ever more on the emotional, rather than the physical, moments of his narratives. In Rembrandt's lifetime the Baroque style was the favoured mode of artistic expression. You will learn that although his earliest works reflect the drama and ornamentation of the Baroque style, Rembrandt's interests lay in exploration of the human psyche.
We may also explore "All the Rembrandts” on your request. This is a temporary exhibition until June 10 2019 as part of Rijksmuseumfestivities ‘Year of Rembrandt’ and marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019.
1 hour - 15 min coffee break (optional) - 1 hour
Your art-guide in Amsterdam - Hanna Yakovleva:
London Christie's Education and Sotheby’s Institute of Art graduate.
With love for art and history, she creates educational programs that inspire, lectures on art history and art business, promotes art collecting and find art pieces on clients' requests. She will make your museum visit productive and entertaining.
Fluent in English and in Russian.