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PERSUASIVE VISIONS

17th Century Dutch and Flemish Masterworks
and Contemporary Reflections


June 15 to September 15, 2013
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery
Curated by Ian Thom, Senior Curator-Historical, with the assistance of The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Painting in the Netherlands and Flanders enjoyed an exceptional variety and richness in the seventeenth century.
A robust economy, international trade and a prosperous middle class supported a busy art market, including [Photo], 1993, epoxy resin, oil and acrylic on wood, MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main,
major painters that produced art for the market. Several genres — among them portraiture, still life, landscape CENTRE: Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (attr.), Portrait of a Woman, ca.1635, oil on panel, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Founders' Fund.
and marinescape — dominated the painting of this period.
Persuasive Visions incorporated works from the collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery and The Rijksmuseum, LEFT: Thomas Ruff, Portrait (Isabelle Graw), 1988, chromogenic print, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund.
Amsterdam, with important loans from a private collection. These were exhibited in contrast with artworks by Acquired with funding from the Margarethe and Gustav Kober Donation, 2005/101, © Martin Honert/SODRAC (2013).
contemporary practitioners working in similar genres.

ARTISTS: Balthasar van der Ast, Ludolf Backhuysen, Osias Beert, the Elder, Ambrsoius Bosschaert, the Younger,
Adrien van der Cabel, Jan van de Capelle, Jan van Goyen, Barent Graat, Cornelis de Heem, Bartholomeus van
der Helst, Jan van Huysum, Liz Magor, Trevor Mahovsky and Rhonda Weppler, Jacob Marrel, Abraham Mignon,
Isaak van Ostade, Isaak Ouwater, Jan van Ravesteyn, Thomas Ruff, Saloman van Ruysdael, Roelandt Savery,
Abraham Storck, Willem van de Velde the Elder, Jeff Wall, Jan Wijnants, Pieter Wouverman
RIGHT: Martin Honert, Foto
Lead Support: Enbridge Inc.
Generously Supported by: Peter and Sheila Bentley, Anonymous




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