This teaching packet examines the art and culture of one of the world's greatest periods of creativity. The sheer volume—and outstanding quality—of the paintings produced can scarcely be paralleled. An overview book provides background about the founding of the Dutch Republic and how art came to occupy an important place in the lives of its people. Chapters explore painting genres like landscape, still life, and portraiture through the work of artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans Hals. The related classroom guide offers activities and discussion questions organized around themes that touch on a variety of curricular subjects, connections to contemporary art, life, and more.
The Painting in the Dutch Golden Age loan packet includes:
- a 164-page subject overview book
- a separate 90-page classroom guide with supplemental materials and image set (CD only)
- 12 color study prints
- image set (CD only).
This teaching packet is available free of charge for a nine-month loan period, permitting extended use in classroom or library settings.