PAIN AND PLEASURE
DUTCH PAINTING OF THE GOLDEN AGE
Exploring such themes as Suffering and Despair, Love and Lust, Joy and Gaiety, this exhibition reveals the way painters in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries produced believable portrayals of emotions.
The exhibition contains more than fifty works from the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century collections of museums including the Frans Hals Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Mauritshuis, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, Teylers Museum, the Centraal Museum and a number of private collections in the Netherlands and abroad.
The exhibition is compiled by the celebrated art historian and writer Gary Schwartz.
Emotions: pain and pleasure in Dutch painting of the Golden Age runs from 11 October 2014 to 15 February 2015 in the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL
Img 1: Roeloff van Zijl, Venus and Cupid, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
Img 2: Rembrandt, The head operation, The Leiden Collection, NY
Img 3: Jan Miense Molenaar, Christ mocked and crowned with thorns, Assendelft