Imagining Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden Age at YUAG

November 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510
Yale University Art Gallery
Marisa Bass
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

The city of Amsterdam stood at the center of the Dutch Republic and was representative of its political and commercial power, as well as its burgeoning art and culture. In this gallery talk, Marisa Bass, Assistant Professor of Northern European Art, addresses the ways in which Amsterdam was obsessively represented and idealized by the city’s artists, who transformed its vistas and monuments into reflections on the notion of urbanity. Works discussed include loans from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection by Jan van der Heyden, Ludolf Bakhuizen, and Rembrandt van Rijn, which captured the tensions between the city as a cultural epicenter and the world beyond it.

Space is limited. Please meet in the Gallery lobby.

Open to the General Public
Image: Jan van der Heyden, View of the Westerkerk, Amsterdam, ca. 1667–70. Oil on panel. Lent by the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection