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‘Blooming Light, Soaking Light’ Dutch Masterpiece | News Article

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“Blooming Light, Soaking Light” exhibition inspired by the famous Dutch poet Hermann Golter’s poem “We Silver Beings, Misty Light, Plants Growing” Explore and rediscover various concepts of “light” through works of art by the Dutch master painter. This exhibition explores “light” from a symbolic, metaphorical, and technical perspective.Approximately 70 works will be exhibited under the five main themes of landscape, still life, portrait, genre art, and spiritual world “blooming light, soaking light”. It reconstructs and interprets light in Dutch art history, revealing how it reflects changes in human perceptions of the real and metaphysical worlds.

The exhibition is also an opportunity for the public to enjoy classic works from the Dutch Golden Age of the late 16th and 17th centuries, when Dutch trade, science and art became one of the world’s best examples. From the great masters of portraiture across Europe, Cornelis van Haarlem and Frans Hals, to women painters such as Judith Leister and Marie Wanscheer, who painted distinctive still lifes, and through the trade routes that brought Dutch art to the world. up to a person. Such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer. Employing a hybrid format that combines fine print on silk and digital projection, the exhibition offers the audience the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Dutch cultural identity, lifestyle and beliefs.

Ambassador Keith van Barr said in his opening remarks:The works presented in this exhibition are some of the best that Dutch art has to offer. And tonight, we are so excited to invite you to experience this unique hybrid exhibit for yourself. Art has the power to connect us and bring us together. And that’s what this year’s event, celebrating the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands, is all about.

Curator Du Thuong Lin said:The Dutch masters not only depicted and represented their own reality, but embodied a spirit of philosophy, reflection and resourcefulness throughout their work. And what’s even more special is that they tell these stories using a masterful technique of recreating light and darkness.


exhibition “Blooming Light, Permeating Light” will be held from 18:00 on May 26, 2023 to June 11, 2023 at Vietnam Art Museum, B Building 1st Floor, No. 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

During the exhibition period, the Embassy of the Netherlands and the National Museum of Vietnam will collaborate to hold music performances and art talks by Dutch classical composers, providing a fulfilling art experience to the audience. For more information, please visit the Dutch Embassy Facebook page. www.facebook.com/Hollandin Vietnam


The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum, covering 800 years of Dutch history, from 1200 to the present day. At the Rijksmuseum, art and history take on new meaning for a wide range of contemporary national and international audiences. As a national museum, the Rijksmuseum offers a representative overview of major aspects of Dutch art and history since the Middle Ages, as well as European and Asian art. More information: www.rijksmuseum.nl


https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2023/05/26/blooming-light-soaking-light-the-masterpieces-from-the-netherlands ‘Blooming Light, Soaking Light’ Dutch Masterpiece | News Article

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