Golden Times
of Dutch Painting

Kremer Collection meets Rau Collection
April 16 – August 20, 2023

  • Rembrandt van Rijn | Büste eines alten Mannes mit Turban | ca. 1627-28 | © und Foto: The Kremer Collection
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    Rembrandt van Rijn | Old man with turban | ca. 1627-28
    © and photo: The Kremer Collection
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten« | Foto: Thomas Köster
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    Exhibition view »Golden Times of Dutch painting«
    © Photo: Thomas Köster
  • Caesar Pietersz. van Everdingen | Young peasant with a lack at a fence | undatiert | The Kremer Collection
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    Caesar Pietersz. van Everdingen | Young peasant with a lack at a fence | The Kremer Collection
    © The Kremer Collection
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten« | Foto: Thomas Köster
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    Exhibition view »Golden Times of Dutch Painting«
    © Photo: Thomas Köster
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten der holländischen Malerei« im Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Installation view »Golden Times of Dutch Painting« at Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
    © Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • Gerrit Dou | Die Köchin | ca. 1660-65 | Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck/Sammlung Rau für UNICEF
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    Gerrit Dou | The Cook (Detail) | ca. 1660–65
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck/Collection Rau for UNICEF | Photo: Peter Schälchli
  • Gerrit Dou | Selbstbildnis | um 1645 | The Kremer Collection
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    Gerrit Dou | Self portrait | ca. 1645
    © The Kremer Collection
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten der holländischen Malerei« im Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Installation view »Golden Times of Dutch Painting« at Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
    © Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • Jan Josephsz. van Goyen | Das Gewitter | 1637 | Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF
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    Jan Josephsz. van Goyen | The Thunderstorm | 1637
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck/Collection Rau for UNICEF │ Photo: Peter Schälchli
  • Aelbert Cuyp | Holzlager nahe Dordrecht | 1639 | The Kremer Collection
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    Aelbert Cuyp | Lumberyard near Dordrecht | 1639
    © The Kremer Collection
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten der holländischen Malerei« im Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Installation view »Golden Times of Dutch Painting« at Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
    © Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • Adriaen Coorte | Vanitas-Stillleben | 1686 | Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Sammlung Rau für UNICEF
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    Adriaen Coorte | Still Life of Vanitas | 1686
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Collection Rau for UNICEF │ Photo: Mick Vincenz
  • Dirck de Braij | Stillleben mit einem Blumenkorb auf einem Marmortisch | 1665 | The Kremer Collection
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    Dirck de Braij | Still Life of a Basket of Flowers on a Marble Ledge | 1665
    © The Kremer Collection
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten« | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Installation view »Golden Times«
    © Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten« | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Installation view »Golden Times«
    © Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten der holländischen Malerei« im Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Installation view »Golden Times of Dutch Painting« at Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
    © Foto: Helmut Reinelt
  • Ferdinand Bol | Maria mit dem Jesuskind, dem kleinen Johannes und dem Erzengel Gabriel | 1659 | The Kremer Collection
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    Ferdinand Bol | The Virgin Mary and Christ with St John the Baptist and an Angel | 1659
    © The Kremer Collection
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten« | Foto: Helmut Reinelt
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    Installation view »Golden Times«
    © Photo: Helmut Reinelt
  • Ausstellungsansicht »Goldene Zeiten der holländischen Malerei« mit dem virtuellen The Kremer Museum | Foto: Thomas Köster
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    Exhibition view »Golden Times of Dutch Painting« with the virtual The Kremer Museum
    © Photo: Thomas Köster

»This period was the Golden Age of Art, and the golden apples fell into the artists' mouths of their own accord.«

Arnold Houbraken, 1718–21

This year, two high-ranking international collections, the Kremer Collection and the Rau Collection for Unicef, which has been entrusted to the Arp Museum for many years, enter into a lively dialogue. Like Gustav Rau, George and Ilone Kremer are inspired by the narrative joy of Dutch art: in the portraits full of character, the atmospheric landscapes, the dramatic religious altarpieces, the humorous everyday scenes and, finally, in the masterful still lifes. We are showing a selection of the best here at the Arp Museum.


It is a Who's Who of Dutch baroque painting from Rembrandt van Rijn, Hendrik ter Brugghen, Frans Hals, Judith Leyster to Gerrit Dou.


For study and pleasure the art of the Golden Age was created. All three collectors are united by their passion for unravelling the painterly contents and enigmatic messages of the often multilayered paintings. Beneath the warm tonality of the picture surfaces, we find the whole range of feelings and endless stories, sometimes in classical, sometimes in everyday dress.

 

 

Virtual Museum

The Kremer Museum | Virtual-Reality Museum

The exhibition is complemented by the Kremer Museum - the first virtual reality museum worldwide. Designed by Dutch architect Johan van Lierop and digitally realized by the agency Moyosa Media, the museum has offered the opportunity to virtually experience 74 works from the collection since 2017. Each work was photographed around 3,000 times in order to be experienced as a high-resolution 3-D model in virtual space using photogrammetry. From the surface texture to the color palette to the provenance information on the back of a work, much can be discovered.

Join in!

Golden Times Challenge

Stage yourself at home or in front of the selfie backdrop at Arp Labor like a work from the exhibition or the Baroque period. Follow the museum on social media, post your photo by 15 July and link it:

@arpmuseum #arpmoment #tussenkunstenquarantaine

 

To see further artworks you can recreate, click here.

 

1st place: exhibition catalogue, 2 admission tickets, 2 reservations in the curator's tour (5 August)
2nd place: 2 admission tickets, 2 reservations in the curator's tour (5 August)
3rd place: 2 admission tickets, 2 reservations in a public guided tour

 

The winners will be notified by 20 July.

Curator - Art Chamber Rau

Dr. Susanne Blöcker

+49 2228 9425-68
bloecker@arpmuseum.org

Accompanying Programme

  • Guided Tour
  • Workshop
  • Concert
  • Special Event
  • Digital event
  • For Friends & Sponsors
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