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The Rijksmuseum (05:26)


Driven by its prestigious past, Amsterdam knows how to accentuate its exceptional historical heritage both in its construction, with its canals and monuments, and in its arts with the admiration bestowed on Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

Incorporating Mannerism (05:25)

Mannerism sought to break with the precision of proportions, the harmony of colors, and the realism in space in order to produce a new emotional and artistic effect.

Masters of Dutch Golden Age (02:20)

The Dutch Golden Age was a time of great prosperity and artistic achievement in the Netherlands. This period is marked by the emergence of a new style of painting, characterized by realism and the use of strong colors. Some of the most famous Dutch Golden Age painters include Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, and Pieter Bruegel.

Masterpieces of 17th Century Dutch Painting (05:07)

The Dutch Golden Age was a time period in Dutch history in which the Netherlands rose to become a world power. This was due to a number of factors, including a thriving economy, a strong military, and a flourishing art scene. The art scene in the Dutch Golden Age was characterized by a number of different styles, including realism, the Baroque, and the Dutch Masters.

Everday Life in Dutch Paintings (04:13)

Many paintings depict scenes from everyday life in the Netherlands during the Golden Age. They show the various types of commissioned work that painters were undertaking at the time, including portraits, genre scenes, and historical scenes. These paintings are notable for their realism and sense of humor.

Golden Age: Great Artistic Achievement (06:35)

The Dutch Golden Age was a time of great artistic achievement. Many painters, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Ruisdael, created beautiful and unique works that still inspire people today.

Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age (07:50)

This period is characterized by the use of light and color to create a sense of realism and beauty.

Van Gogh Museum (04:42)

The van Gogh museum in Amsterdam contains the world's greatest collection of the artist's works spanning his entire career. When he was young van Gogh hesitated between many career paths other than painting, as an art merchant in line with the family tradition or as a pastor. He even pursued theological studies and enrolled as a secular preacher in a mining region to help the needy.

Paul Gauguin (02:31)

Vincent van Gogh was a painter who was greatly influenced by his friend Gauguin. However, their relationship deteriorated and van Gogh eventually cut off his ear. He continued to paint while in the psychiatric hospital of Saint Remy de Provence.

Van Gogh's Mental Instability (02:07)

Van Gogh was a famous painter who suffered from mental instability. He was very productive during his year-long stay in the asylum, but his brother Theo was very worried and had him repatriated to the Paris area. Once he arrived in Auvers sur Oise, Vincent kept working outdoors and he gave another view of this village, which reflected his emotional state.

The Stedelijk Museum (05:39)

The Stedelijk museum is another great museum in Amsterdam which contains a large collection of modern and contemporary art.

Credits (01:18)


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Amsterdam: Masterpieces of Painting in the World's Greatest Museums

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The Rijksmuseum is the most important museum in the Netherlands. It houses an extensive collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Works by painters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Rubens, Van Ruisdael, Van Dyck, Jordaens, Brueghel, and Bosch can be seen. The Van Gogh Museum has the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh with more than 220 paintings, 500 drawings, and 800 letters by the artist. The Stedelijk Museum focuses mainly modern and contemporary art, including paintings by Malevich, Mondrian, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Matisse, Pollock, and Warhol.

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: BVL215387

ISBN: 978-1-63722-175-4

Copyright date: ©2018

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