Utrecht, Netherlands

A Journey through Dutch Art - Track

when 20 July 2021 - 14 August 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 1740

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course has been postponed to 2021.

Experience the highlights of Dutch art from the last 400 years at first hand. This track covers many of the country's most renowned artists, museums and cities. Discover the famous masters Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals - and much more about the Golden Age! The second part of the track covers Dutch art from the 18th and 19th century, up to the early decades of modernism, including artists such as Van Gogh and Mondrian. This track takes you out of the classroom and into cities, museums and churches - you will not be able to get closer to the masterpieces themselves!

The first two weeks will cover the famous Dutch Golden Age, the early modern period, when the tiny Dutch Republic grew to an internationally flourishing metropole. Discover why the Dutch Golden Age was so unique, through its marvelous history, paintings, applied arts and architecture.

The last two weeks will take you through Dutch art from the 18th and 19th century and up to the early decades of modernism. Modern Dutch artists started to strive for the elusive ideal of truthfulness in their own way. Not only will you learn about the famous artists of this period, as Van Gogh and Mondrian, after completing this course you will also be able to recognize this periods main art movements after completing this course.

Course leader

Anna Koldeweij, MA

Target group

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History.

Course aim

This course gives students a broad overview of Dutch Art from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century, until the 1920's through the exploration of history, culture, daily life, academic approaches, excursions and case-studies.

Fee info

EUR 1740: Course fee: Course + course material + travel and entrance to all museum
EUR 650: Housing fee (optional)

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