This exhibition presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during the 17th century — an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. During the Dutch golden age, the art of painting flourished like never before. Artists sensitively observed the beauty of the visible world, transforming it, with great skill, into vivid and compelling paintings. Their subjects ranged from intense portraits and dramatic seascapes to tranquil scenes of domestic life and careful studies of fruit and flowers.
Drawn from the Rijksmuseum, the renowned national collection of the Netherlands, Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age includes a rare painting by Johannes Vermeer and a room dedicated to one of the greatest minds in the history of art, Rembrandt van Rijn.