Dutch Golden Age painter (1609-1660)
ChasingART has been involved in virtual travel these past months as museums and art galleries have opened their doors and outreach to global visitors.
Today, I traveled to the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South. Dedicated to Dutch arts and history, the Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague on November 19, 1798, but was moved to Amsterdam in 1808.
The Women of the Rijksmuseum
Exciting things are happening at the Rijksmuseum! The Women of the Rijksmuseum project is underway, focused on exploring the role played by women artists in Dutch history. This ambitious project will run from 2021 to 2024, bringing together a working group from across the museum to gain a deeper understanding of their collection.
“How is the part played by women in Dutch history represented in the Rijksmuseum collection? This is the overarching question explored by the research programme and its related activities.”Rijksmuseum
Judith Jans Leyster, 1609 to 1660, was a Dutch Golden Age painter, whose work included genre works, portraits and still lifes. Highly respected during her lifetime, she fell into obscurity after her death. Her entire creative output was attributed to Frans Hals or to her husband, Jan Miense Molenaer. But time has a way to bringing truth to the surface and the regrettable error is attribution has been rectified. We now recognize Judith Leyster for her brilliant artistic abilities.