Talk: Gallery Course: Rembrandt and the Dutch Baroque

8:30 am | Sat, March 24, 2018
Brown Auditorium

European painting after the Renaissance took different paths, largely due to changes in religion. Artists of the Baroque period (the 17th century) in Catholic countries continued to utilize religious subject matter. But in Protestant Holland, different influences were at work. This class will look closely at one of the greatest European artists, Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as his contemporaries, tracing how social shifts impacted artistic taste. Calvinist Dutch teachings frowned on religious imagery, but the artists usually were able to include hints of it in their canvases. 

Director of adult programs Mary Lenihan will begin the class with an introductory lecture, followed by a tour in the permanent collection galleries before the museum opens to the public.

LACMA | Brown Auditorium
$30 members; $35 general public
Note: Ticket includes refreshments and parking. For ticketing support, contact
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Image: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Portrait of Marten Looten, 1632, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of J. Paul Getty


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