"The Dutch Masters Are in the Richelieu Wing" Louvre Tip by hquittner
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With Dutch independence, the 17C saw the explosionof successful entrepreneurship. They began to compete socialy leading to the Tulip Mania and a demand for name artisr works to decorate their increasingly lavish homes. Miraculously, talented artists appeared: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Hobbema (a landscape artist). This persisted over 3 generations. In part they followed the liberated style and content of Quentin Metsys (Massys), who a century earlier sometimes portrayed ?the common man at work or play? (genre painting). There were many teachers and exploratory examples , both Flemish and Dutch which preceded them.
Address: 99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France, 75058
Directions: Northern European Paintings (including the Dutch) are on the second floor in the Richelieu Wing arranged by locality and chronology
Phone: +33 1 40 20 50 50
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