The Dutch Global Age: Worldly Images and Images of the World in Netherlandish Art
(funded by NWO-Vici, 2023-2028)
The art of the Dutch ‘Golden’ Age has many non-Western elements, from the Islamic scarf of Vermeer’s Girl with Pearl Earring to Rembrandt’s Chinese porcelain. The projectexamines how Netherlandish art has contributed to a global worldview and demonstrates the contemporary relevance of Netherlandish Old Masters in a globalising world.
The research team explores interactions between the arts of the Netherlands and the world beyond Europe. It combines different approaches:
- technical art history: how were non-European materials used and imitated by Netherlandish artisans,
- iconography: how did Netherlandish artists represent the world symbolically, and
- economic art history: what were the routes, volumes, and prices of artefacts that circulated globally
Meet the team and find out more about the project and the individual research foci.