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Painting in the Dutch Golden Age


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).

Artists included: Hendrick Avercamp, Gerard ter Borch, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan Both, Jan de Bray, Aelbert Cuyp, Gerrit Dou, Hendrick Goltzius, Jan van Goyen, Frans Hals, Willem Claesz Heda, Jan Davidsz de Heem, Meindert Hobbema, Gerrit van Honthorst, Pieter de Hooch, Judith Leyster, Adrien van Ostade, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacob van Ruisdael, Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Jan Havicksz Steen, Johannes Vermeer, Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck, and Joachim Wtewael

This teaching packet is available free of charge for a nine-month loan period, permitting extended use in classroom or library settings.

Painting in the Dutch Golden Age
(PDF 6.7MB, 164 pages)

Classroom Guide
(PDF 2.0MB, 90 pages)

Classroom Guide Supplements
(PDF 1.0MB, 69 pages)

These files are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader.

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