CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Re-forming the image in northern Europe in the Dutch Golden Age

Exhibition: 4 February - 27 April 2013

From the museum website, 18 January 2013

Paintings, prints, sculpture and historical artifacts from the 16th-18th c. Netherlands, Germany, England, France and colonial NY show how art pictured new attitudes about man and the natural world and reflected a rise in democracy and the middle classes. In sites impacted by the Protestant Reformation, religious, social, and scientific revolutions engendered a flowering of secular subject matter and naturalistic aesthetics that gave birth to modern art genres.