Exhibition: Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

This exhibition runs from Sat, 22nd Feb 2020 to Sun, 31st May 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sat,
22nd Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Today
Sun,
23rd Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
24th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
25th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
26th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
27th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
28th Feb 2020  
(10am - 9pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 22nd Feb 2020

Cost: Free of Charge


This exhibition is the first devoted to Nicolaes Maes, a leading artist of the Dutch Golden Age and one of Rembrandt’s most important pupils.

Featuring over 35 paintings and drawings from collections across the world, the exhibition spans Maes’s whole career, spent in Dordrecht and Amsterdam.

The art for which he is best known, intimate scenes of daily life, form the heart of the exhibition. These works show how Maes pioneered the theme of the eavesdropper; his carefully styled narratives often break the fourth wall, making the viewer a participant in the scene, as characters eavesdrop or point to illicit goings-on.

The exhibition also features Maes’s early history paintings in the style of Rembrandt, alongside works from the later period of his life, when he devoted himself almost exclusively to portraits and brought a Van Dyckian elegance and swagger to the genre.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery, London and the Mauritshuis, The Hague


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

The National Gallery,

Trafalgar Square,
London,
WC2N 5DN

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