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In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met

Coinciding with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of the same title, this course will focus on 75 Dutch paintings of the 17th century that have been a highlight of The Met collection since the museum’s founding. We will study some of the finest paintings produced during the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt’s Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer, Vermeer’s Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, Hals’s Portrait of a Man, and Margareta Haverman’s A Vase of Flowers —the only painting by a 17th-century female artist currently in The Met collection. We will examine works of intense realism and exquisite detail that stretched the technical and artistic boundaries of their time and inspire awe to this day. Other Dutch masters to be featured include Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch, and Jacob van Ruisdael.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with important Dutch artists and artworks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • An understanding of the development of Dutch art during the 17th century

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Art enthusiasts

1 section

  • Fall 2019

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2019
    • Date

      Sep 23 - Nov 18
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Off Campus