Image credit: Jacon Jordaens (1593-1678), A Huntsman Resting with His Hounds (detail), About 1635. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection of around 700 Dutch and Flemish drawings is one of the principle holdings in the United Kingdom. Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings From the Victoria and Albert Museum presents some of the most important and interesting drawings from this outstanding collection together for the first time in Alberta. Showing over 80 works from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, the exhibition includes masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Rembrandt van Rijn. Works by many lesser-known figures are also included, demonstrating the diversity and enduring artistic and technical excellence of Netherlandish artists.
Master Strokes highlights the diverse interests and innovative techniques of 17th-century Golden Age artists, contrasting and comparing the subjects and styles of artists working in the northern Dutch Republic and Spanish-controlled southern Netherlands during the 17th century. The exhibition also explores the influence of 16th-century artists on their Golden Age successors and the enduring impact of 17th-century artists on Dutch and Flemish art in the following centuries.
Master Strokes is the first exhibition to present this remarkable and hitherto little-known collection to a wide audience.
Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Presented at your AGA with the support of Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation. Supported by Artist Patrons: Leon & Vonnie Zupan, Allan & Marianne Scott.