The Wonder of Everyday Life: Dutch Golden Age Prints
The Cantor Arts Center is pleased to announce "The Wonder of Everyday Life: Dutch Golden Age Prints," a major exhibition opening November 16 and running through March 20. The approximately 55 works on view, by Rembrandt van Rijn and his Dutch peers, were created during an extraordinary moment in the history of prints, when unprecedented economic prosperity and patronage elevated printmaking in the Dutch Republic during the 17th century, an era known as the Golden Age. While art imported from southern Europe and Dutch colonial outposts in Asia saturated the burgeoning market, newly wealthy collectors also demanded contemporary Dutch prints. Rembrandt and his peers responded with traditional biblical and mythological subjects, but also familiar landscapes and character studies inspired by daily life.