Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SIX: Art of the Modern Era in the Netherlands

Course Outline

After the Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s, art lost its energy in the Netherlands. In the 1700s, economic and political problems caused diminished art activity, and artists continued the same old tried and true themes. The fine arts enjoyed a revival around 1830, a time now referred to as the Romantic period in Dutch painting. The earliest Dutch artist of the modern era to achieve international fame was Vincent van Gogh. In the 20th century, Dutch artist Piet Mondrian developed a style of abstractionism that influenced the future of art. In addition to Dutch art, the museums of the Netherlands have significant examples of international art of the modern era.

Names to Share

Dutch Artists: Vincent van Gogh, Jan Toorop, Théo van Rysselberghe, Piet Mondrian

International Artists: Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Wassily Kandinsky, Sol LeWitt, Bridget Riley

Museums to visit

Otterlo: The Kröller Müller Museum

The Hague: Gemeentemuseum

Source Material

Kröller Müller Museum


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