March 2020

Rembrandt and Vermeer: Titans of the Golden Age of Dutch Art

Welcome to The Arts Society North Bucks
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:00
Lovat Hall
Silver Street Newport Pagnell MK16 0EJ

This lecture explores the contrast between Rembrandt van Rijn and Vermeer and examines the art and society of the Dutch Golden Age

Rembrandt van Rijn is the best known of all the Dutch masters.  Working across the genres, he painted landscapes, religious scenes, mythological subjects and portraits.  Celebrated as the most successful artist in Amsterdam, he revolutionised the treatment of portraiture.

By way of contrast, Vermeer’s artistic output was more modest, and after his death became almost entirely unknown for well over a century.  What is it we learn about Dutch art of the 17th by contrasting these two artists? We will think about the titans of the Golden Age of Dutch art and the society from which they emerged.


Ms Lucrezia Walker

Is a regular lecturer at the National Gallery both in front of the paintings and in the lecture theatre. For the Tate Gallery's Development department she speaks to their corporate sponsors in their offices and at their private receptions in both Tates. She teaches US undergraduates on their Study Abroad semesters in London. She was Lay Canon for the Visual Arts at St Paul's Cathedral 2010-2014.