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About the Dutch and Flemish Painting at the Met Walk in New York
This walking seminar, led by a trained art historian, traces the evolution of Northern European painting, beginning with 15th-century works by such artists as Jan Van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Rogier Van der Weyden. We will examine the technical advancements that enabled many northern artists to infuse their works with a striking, almost photographic realism for which they still astound, particularly in the depiction of landscapes and still-life elements.
A tour through the history of Dutch painting
Our walk and conversation will propel us forward through history, tracing the innovations introduced in the 15th century as they deeply impacted later generations of Netherlandish painters. We'll dwell a while in the 16th and 17th centuries, which witnessed the rise of still-life, genre, and landscape paintings as autonomous subjects. Here we'll delve into the work of such artists as the Breughels, Jacques de Gheyn the Elder, Jacob Vosmaer, Jan Weenix, and Aelbert Cuyp.
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- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: Art
- Group: US$70 per person
- Private: US$325 per party
- Venues Visited
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum admission (adults/seniors/students)