“Dutch Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” presents a visual history of a newly independent Netherlands during the 17th century. Following the Eighty Years War, the Dutch Republic experienced a surge in prosperity and global outreach which fueled a vibrant art scene that embraced realism and celebrated everyday life. Portraits, landscapes, still-life, and genre painting all thrived in a highly competitive and commercial environment. The exhibition features seventy paintings by such artists as Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen, and Jacob van Ruisdael.
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