It doesn't get better than Rembrandt, Hals, and the artists of the Dutch Golden Age.
What should a peasant painting smell like? Van Gogh has an opinion...
De Bry's images of the Americas affirm and assert a sense of European superiority.
Expressive, emotional, and energetic, the Utrecht Psalter is not what you expect in a book written 1200 years ago.
With its almost sculptural surface and dazzling range of textures, this painting once reduced van Gogh to tears.
Built for nobility and now home to royals, this palace has a checkered past. It held art, then political prisoners.
Is this the eighth wonder of the world? Amsterdam’s leaders thought so—their hall contains a universe in miniature.
Virtue, or vice? This seated woman is an icon of domesticity, but the man’s money may tempt her away from work.
The subjects appear quiet and austere, yet Hals’s expressive use of paint animates this group portrait.
These self-portraits were swapped like friendship bracelets among Gauguin, Bernard, and their buddy Van Gogh.
Kalf celebrates the fruits of life but reminds us of our mortality. The light—and his technique—are otherworldly.
Go on, judge a book by its sound. The thinner the parchment, the higher the pitch—and the price.
This 1000-year-old math primer is nothing fancy, but it took months for a scribe to make.