Saturday, 14 April 2018

Rembrandt & the Dutch Golden Age

Recently The Art Gallery NSW hosted Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum. It was a VERY popular exhibition as you can see by the crowds milling in front of every picture below. I managed to finally see it during it's last weekend in Sydney.
I enjoyed it, learnt a lot about that particular era of painting, but it's not really my cup of tea.

I also felt it was a tad deceptive as well, cause by my count there was only the one Rembrandt on display.

One of the pleasures of this visit, despite the crush, was the audio.
Each room had it's own song from a Baroque album that it was suggested you listen to whilst browsing. It helped me feel like I was 'there' in the pictures and it also helped to keep the sounds of the crowd at bay.

My favourite picture of the day - I like the light and shade, the classic form and structure that reveals a more casual past-time. It gives me a strong sense of time and place.

The Rembrandt that everyone came to see.

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.


  1. Even with just one Rembrandt, this is an impressive showing. Thanks for sharing...and here are MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

  2. I've found that it's almost always worth it to pay extra for audio recordings when viewing an art exhibit. They usually give insight into the background of the paintings or the artist. I like the idea of music to accompany each piece, too. Thanks for photographing the exhibit and sharing.
    My Saturday Snapshot post features a hike on the Foothills Trail.

  3. I'm not very knowledgeable in the field of art- so I always choose to rent an audio guide.

  4. What a wonderful exhibition. Lucky you.

  5. This looks like an amazing day. I love the addition of the musical accompaniment for each room! Thanks for sharing!

    Erin @ Still Life, with Cracker Crumbs


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