For more than two decades, Lee and Juliet Folger have worked closely with the National Gallery of Art to acquire exceptional seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. Clouds, Ice, and Bounty honors this remarkable group of works and the collaborative relationship that has brought them into the nation’s collection. The Folger paintings highlight the everyday pleasures of the Low Countries in the 1600s, a period of relative peace, prosperity, optimism, and reflection. An array of still lifes envelops the senses with enticing foods, lush blossoms, and impossibly fragile insects. Landscapes and seascapes explore the Netherlandish lowlands and waterways, and genre scenes capture the fashion, pastimes, and personalities of the period. Luxurious illustrations allow close examination of the many charming details and expansive vistas found in the Folger paintings. A volume as exquisite as the art it celebrates, this book contains a treasure trove of Dutch and Flemish seventeenth-century painting.
- 9.25 × 10.75 inches
- 172 pages, 81 color illustrations
- Published 2020