Until 14th February 2016
This exhibition pays tribute to the Golden Age of Dutch painters. The 27 works on show are drawn from the Royal collection and are shown at the Queen’s Gallery, representing scenes from daily life that transcend through their elegance and the skill of the Dutch artists such as Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Johannes Vermeer and Gabriel Metsu. In particular the public will enjoy the chance to admire the famous Music Lesson by Johannes Vermeer. In the 17th century, these artists painted ordinary people carrying out their daily tasks. Painting everyday life was very fashionable at the time. Through their works the Flemish painters give us an insight into domestic life. In the course of the exhibition, the visitor may admire the meticulously documented details that often hide a deeper meaning or moral message, which would have been instantly recognisable to the 17th century onlooker.
This is a fascinating exhibition that celebrates daily life in Flemish art and pays tribute to these outstanding artists.
For further details on the exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery
Place : The Queen’s Gallery
Address : Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA
District : Westminster
Open hours : Every day: 10am - 8.30pm
Transport : Metro: St James’s Park