The Dutch Golden Age

YESTERDAY I added a couple of new tags relating to years and periods: decades and “Dutch Golden Age.” The decades simply have the function that you can look at pictures and read poems from about the same time.

Dutch Golden Age refers roughly to the period between the fall of Antwerp 1585 and the Rampjaar 1672, a time when even tailors’ workshops had paintings on their walls. The Dutch painters of the time usually didn’t go to Italy to study, just as their Flemish forefathers before Jan Gossaert hadn’t. Landscapes and genre pieces were more popular than histories and mythological pieces.

I have a Dutch Golden Age tag on Tumblr as well. As usually you’ll find just the pictures, with little comment, there.

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