The fall season is the busiest time of the year; school begins, the leaves turn and art in all its forms competes for our attention. This year is no exception. The next months will see art exhibitions of the giants from the golden age Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th century to those of the 20th. And while modern painting was moving off the walls and out of the frame, a mechanical object called the camera was changing everything we thought we knew about the visible world and we’ll see what that looks like.
“Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries,” is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on small-format 17th-century Dutch and Flemish figure paintings. Drawn primarily from public and private collections in the United States, it is a show the N.C. Museum of Art labels “small miracles in paint.”
At the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke