Experience Dutch art from the 17th century with art historian Diane Wolfthal, Ph.D. This course examines Frans Hals, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer, three great Dutch masters whose legacies endure more than 350 years later. Explore the development of these artists and the differing artistic traditions of the four cities in which they were active: Haarlem, Leiden, Amsterdam and Delft. The class investigates both paintings and prints, especially the etchings of Rembrandt, and also considers the technical analysis of artworks. The course also considers how artists confronted Dutch colonialism, slavery, and international

Co-sponsor: Department of Art History, Rice University


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