Masters from the Low Countries
(1634-1693), family portrait Van den Brandelaer,1672. Museum of art and history Geneva. Photo: Wikipedia.
The exhibition offers a selection of 81 paintings focusing on the 17th century: the Golden Age of Rubens and Rembrandt. Set out in six thematic sections, the show highlights the phenomenon of painters’ specializations in a particular genre, emphasizing the contrast between the wide-ranging market of the mainly Calvinist Seven United Provinces (today’s Kingdom of the Netherlands) and the more centralized market of the Spanish Netherlands (today’s Belgium) which remained Catholic.