Gallery Talk: The Bloemaert Legacy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:30 PM

Join Tanya Paul, Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of Earlier European Art, in this intimate focus exhibition that explores the deep impact artist Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651) had on Dutch painting during his extensive eighty-five-year career. The exhibition includes two stunning paintings by Bloemaert on loan to the Museum from the collection of Isabel and Alfred Bader, alongside works from the Museum's Collection by his students.

Bloemaert was an incredibly successful artist, and the exhibition reveals the degree to which his painting evolved during his lifetime, from the brightly colored, almost abstract Mannerist style to the dramatic lighting and directness of the Caravaggist style. This adaptability is a testament to Bloemaert’s great artistic skill, and his willingness to continue to learn as well as teach.

Abraham Bloemaert's name may not be widely known, but these generous loans bring to light the skill, dynamism, and legacy of this Dutch master.

Main Level, Gallery 5
Free with Museum admission