About the Author
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., is curator of northern baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ger Luijten was head of the Rijksprentenkabinet of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and now is director of the Fondation Custodia, Paris.
Ger Luijten, Peter Schatborn, and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., with Rhea Sylvia Blok, Wouter Kloek, Henriette Rahusen, William W. Robinson, Cécile Tainturier, Ilona van Tuinen, and Gerdien Wuestman
This fully illustrated scholarly catalog accompanies the exhibition Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt, on view at the National Gallery of Art from October 4, 2016, through January 2, 2017. With their vivid details and realistic nature, 17th-century Dutch landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes seem to have been painted from life. However, most artists based their paintings on preliminary drawings. This volume sheds light on the varied ways in which renowned artists of the Dutch Golden Age—including Rembrandt van Rijn, Aelbert Cuyp, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Pieter Jansz Saenredam—used drawings as part of the painting process.
- 9.5 x 12 inches
- Published: 2016