Paris, Pinacothèque de Paris

Over 130 seminal works of Dutch 17th century painting come to Paris, in association with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Sixty paintings, thirty drawings and watercolours, ten etchings as well as objects such as carved ivories, tapestries, silverware, glassworks and furnishings depict this unique period in Western culture. The maritime commercial prosperity and religious forbearance of ancestral Netherlands made it the centre of the cultural world, giving artists the freedom to work and exchange ideas, and businessmen the means to finance them, breaking away from traditional aristocratic patronage. Vermeer or Rembrandt have become symbols of this period that created genre painting, and was a forbearer of the artistic flourishing of Paris at the end of the 19th century and modernity at large.

October 7, 2009 - February 7, 2010
28, Place de la Madeleine 75008 PARIS T. +33 (0)1 42 68 02 01