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Golden Times of Dutch Painting.
Kremer Collection meets Collection Rau

April 14 – August 20 2023

  • Rembrandt van Rijn | Büste eines alten Mannes mit Turban | ca. 1627-28 | Sammlung Kremer
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    Rembrandt van Rijn | Old man with turban | ca. 1627-28
    © and photo: The Kremer Collection
  • 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 black hat by a fence | The Kremer Collection
    © The Kremer Collection
  • Gerrit Dou | Selbstbildnis | um 1645 | The Kremer Collection
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    Gerrit Dou | Self portrait | ca. 1645
    © The Kremer Collection
  • Gerrit Dou | Die Köchin | ca. 1660-65 | Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck/Sammlung Rau für UNICEF
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    Gerrit Dou | The Cook | ca. 1660–65
    © Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck/Collection Rau for UNICEF | Photo: Peter Schälchli
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Hardly any era is richer in art than the Dutch Golden Age, during which Holland rose to become a maritime and trading power. Numerous painters, still unforgotten today, created a wealth of pictures that draw on this cultural wealth.

The exhibition tells of two private collections in which Dutch painting occupies a high place. The first painting Gustav Rau acquired in 1958 was an old cook by Gerrit Dou, while George and Ilone Kremer's first collector's item is an early Rembrandt masterpiece they bought in 1995.

 

All three are inspired by the narrative joy of Dutch art: in the characterful portraits, the atmospheric landscapes, in the dramatic religious altarpieces, the humorous everyday scenes and, finally, in the dazzlingly colourful 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, ter Brugghen, Hals, Leyster to Dou.


»Tot lering en vermaak« - for study and pleasure - the art of the Golden Age was created. Gustav Rau and George and Ilone Kremer are united by their passion for unravelling the painters and the contents of the often complex paintings. Under the warm tonality of the picture surfaces, the whole range of feelings and endless stories is offered, sometimes in classical, sometimes in everyday garb.

 

Curator - Art Chamber Rau

Dr. Susanne Blöcker

+49 2228 9425-68
bloecker@arpmuseum.org

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