Exhibition: Dutch Drawing in the Golden Age at Art Institute of Chicago

28 September 2019 — 5 January 2020
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 Chicago
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The Art Institute of Chicago will host an exhibition on “Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age” from September 28, 2019 – January 05, 2020. The exhibition will feature works by famous Dutch artists like Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Hendrick Goltzius, Gerrit von Honthorst, Jacques de Gheyn II, and many others. It explores the development of drawing in the Netherlands in the 17th century. It shows the many roles of drawing in artistic training, its preparatory function for works in other media, and its eventual emergence as a medium in its own right. Produced in a broad range of media, including chalk, ink, and watercolor, the drawings in this exhibition are captivating examples of artistic skill and imagination. The exhibition reveals how drawings came to be the celebrated works of art we know them to be today.

Hendrick Avercamp, “Two Old Men beside a Sled Bearing the Coats of Arms of Amsterdam and Utrecht”, ca. 1620-1633