Van Antwerpen naar Amsterdam: Schilderkunst uit de zestiende en zeventiende eeuw

Leen Kelchtermans, Micha Leeflang, Koenraad Jonckheere, Sven Van Dorst

Hannibal, 2023


Discover how Flemish and Brabant masters made the Netherlands great.

Dutch art of the seventeenth century is praised worldwide, but how ‘Dutch’ are these paintings really? Did the countless history paintings, landscapes, portraits, still lifes and scenes from everyday life really originate in cities such as Amsterdam, Haarlem, Delft and Leiden? Or is the cradle of these genres elsewhere?

Based on more than ninety masterpieces by Flemish and Dutch masters, this book shows that the flourishing of seventeenth-century Dutch painting would not have been possible without sixteenth-century Antwerp. In-depth research introduces the story of talented and well-educated artists and merchants who sought religious freedom and new trade opportunities in the north after the Fall of Antwerp in 1585.

From Antwerp to Amsterdam is a timeless reference work with unique works by great masters such as Joos Van Cleve, Pieter Aertsen, Maarten De Vos, Frans Floris, Frans Hals, Peter Paul Rubens, Antoon Van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Jan Steen and Rembrandt Van Rijn.

Publication accompanying the exhibition Ode to Antwerp, the secret of the Dutch masters in the Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht from 14 May to 17 September 2023. IN DUTCH, AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH ON REQUEST!


ISBN: 9789464666120

408 pages, illustrated, 29 x 24,5 cm, paperback, Dutch (English version available on request))