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Par-delà Rembrandt

Challenging the French proverb according to which “nothing grows in the shadow of a great tree”, this exhibition presents Dutch print masterpieces from the 17th centurythat are too often overshadowed by the magnificent yet overpowering figure of Rembrandt. Monuments of technical virtuosity, the landscapes engraved by Jacob van Ruisdael, rural folklore scenes by Adriaen van Ostade, portraits by Antoine van Dyck, soldiers by Hendrik Goltzius, seascapes by Reinier Nooms known as Zeeman, or cows and sheep by Nicolaes Berchem and Paulus Potter plunge us into the collective imagination of a period defined by itself as a flourishing, optimistic golden age. These prints, magnifying every aspect of daily life, were disseminated in parallel to the revolts against Spanish domination that punctuated the entire first half of the century,
and in 1648 led to the independence of the United Provinces of the Netherlands. These works provide a privileged insight into the Dutch golden age, its construction, its cultural identity and its political emergence.


Image : Ferdinand Bol, Woman with a pear, 1651, Etching and dry point, 14.7 x 12 cm,
Chantilly, Condé Museum, EST 126 ©RMN-Grand Palais Domaine de Chantilly-Michel Urtado


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Venue: Château/Graphic Arts Room


Exhibition included in the 1 Day ticket


Baptiste Roelly, heritage curator at the Condé Museum


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International press :
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