The artists of the Dutch Golden Age were unsurpassed in their depiction of ordinary people and their everyday activities. These genre paintings offer a unique glimpse of everyday life In the Dutch Republic of the Golden Age, from simple cottages to opulent townhouses. Their meticulously rendered detail often conceal a deeper meaning or moral lesson.
This book takes a closer look at the possible interpretation of these paintings, and how several British monarchs came to collect them. It aims in this way to do full justice to an important, yet relatively unknown collection of genre paintings from the Golden Age.
Title: Masters of the Everyday - Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer
Author: Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Quentin Buvelot
Year of release: 2015
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust, Mauritshuis, Mercatorfonds
Number of pages: 175 with illustrations
Format: 29 x 23.5 x 1.5
Binding method: Paperback