Wind, Water, and Waves - 07/24/18
Dr. Kriegstein pictured with one of the 17th century ship models, in his family's collection, at the opening of “Water, Wind, and Waves”, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The exhibit highlights marine paintings and ship models created by artists and craftsmen depicting the Dutch Golden Age. Water, a central element to the lifestyle and fortune of the Dutch, it is of no surprise marine subjects were popular to artists of the 17th century. Among others, artists displayed in the exhibit include Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael and Hendrick Avercamp. Their works display the interaction of everyday life, living, working and playing on the water.
*“In the seventeenth century, the Dutch had a flourishing and modern shipbuilding industry that was the envy of the world. Dutch ships could sail faster and maneuver more easily than those of the country’s prime competitors at sea, Spain and England.”
There are three ship models from the Kriegstein collection displayed in the exhibit.*”Their exquisite ship models reflect the importance of their shipbuilding industry and celebrate the artistry and performance of the vessels sailed for the Dutch Republic” The exhibit runs through November 25th.
For more information, see link below or ask Dr. Kriegstein the next time you’re in the office.
*Information from the National Gallery “Water, Wind, and Waves” Exhibit