Bucerius Kunstforum Hamburg | DE
23.09.2017 – 07.01.2018
The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Golden Age of the Netherlands. Tracing the careers of artists such as Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and many others, the exhibition explores how the transformation of Dutch society during the seventeenth century brought forth a new art market, with artworks tailored to its demands. Artists, art dealers and their workshops had to keep pace with the evolving market situation, leading to art prices ranging from just a few Dutch guilders to astronomical sums. The Birth of the Art Market: Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and the Artists of the Dutch Golden Age is the first exhibition curated by Prof. Dr. Franz Wilhelm Kaiser in his new role as artistic director of the Bucerius Kunst Forum.
Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711): Jagdbeute der Diana, um 1670, Staatliches Museum Schwerin / Ludwigslust / Güstrow, Foto © bpk, Staatliches Museum Schwerin / Ludwigslust / Güstrow, Foto: Gabriele Bröcker