Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age

Accompanying the exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi, the catalogue Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age provides an image-rich overview of the artworks exhibited, complimented by four essays. The first situates The Leiden Collection within the context of the Dutch Golden Age. The second and third describe the major role that the Netherlands played on a global scale in the in the 17th century, the specificities of the Dutch Golden Age as well as the work of Rembrandt and his contemporaries, rooted in the society of that time and place. The fourth essay sheds light on the particular role that drawing played in the creative process of Dutch artists.

During the Golden Age, the Dutch Republic was a world leader in trade, science, and the arts. Set against this backdrop of cultural exchange, exploration and discovery, the exhibition surveyed Rembrandt’s artistic journey and his relationship with friends, rivals, and contemporaries in the Dutch cities of Leiden and Amsterdam. The catalog also explored the artistic traditions that flourished in Leiden and the wider Netherlands during this period, including a new school of artists, made famous throughout Europe by Gerrit Dou and Frans van Mieris, called the fijnschilders (fine painters), best known for their exquisitely rendered scenes of daily life.

Authors : Blaise Ducos, Lara Yeager-Crasselt, Olivia Savatier Sjöholm, Jan Blanc
Co-publisher : Louvre Abu Dhabi 
Parution : march 20th 2019
Trilingual edition (french, english, arabic)
XXX pages (ill.)

Classifications :
BISAC : ART015080: ART / History / Renaissance & ART006000: ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
CLIL : 3669: Histoire de l'art & 4055: Catalogues d'expositions

Digital versions
ISBN of the french edition : 978-2-8216-0111-6
ISBN of the english edition : 978-2-82160-113-0
ISBN of the arabic edition : 978-2-82160-107-9
Format : ePub 3 with fixed lay out
Public price : 9,99 €
The digital versions are distributed by ABM Distribution.