Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age

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Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age

Published August 13, 2018

This exhibition explores the deep, multifaceted relationship the Dutch had with the water in the seventeenth century, including their gratitude for the sea’s bounty and their fear of its sometimes destructive power. Drawn largely from the National Gallery’s own collection, the exhibition features nearly 50 paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and ship models. From quiet harbor scenes and frozen canals to fierce naval battles pitting Dutch crews against their Spanish foes, the range of images reveals the extraordinary impact the water had on art of the Dutch Golden Age.

The exhibition runs from July 1 – November 25, 2018 at the National Gallery of Art, 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001.

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