The Dutch and Their Land

The Dutch centered around expression of emotion, religion and pride in their artwork from the 17th century to the 20th century. Focusing on colouring, depth, and perspective, landscapes were always popular in their respective cultures as a culmination of love of the earth is evident.

With trademark windmills, Van Gogh uses the two spectators in the bottom left of the painting the scale the land to an almost awe striking effect.
Being laden with marshes and swamps even on land the Dutch are confronted with water. This painting is a nice Sunday afternoon, representing the feeling of serenity and joy that can be derived from the sea.
Expanding into the distance, the geological features rule this painting. A feeling of awe is evident in many of these paintings.
This particular painting portrays the feel of the dutch land, a typical landscape.
This painting represents a more symbolic scene it the juxtaposition of the church between the dead gnarled tree on the left to the blooming forest on the right.
A classic Van Gogh, the colours evoke the feelings felt about the landscape.
An insight into the more economic side, this painting shows an urban landscape in the Dutch Republic.
Classic Dutch landscape.
This isnt of Holland but rather by a Dutch painter. Focus on the colour of the clouds rules this painting outlining an obsession with the sky.
This painting is the developing Dutch industry and trade, as the rise of the Dutch is soon to come.
Ominous clouds envelop vast hills in an attempt to accurately portray the beauty of nature.
Dutch people love sheep.
Vast expanses of land organized into smaller agricultural lands , typical of the day and age.
Meant to express Van Gogh's deep sadness and sorrow, he used the night sky and a rising cyprus tree as natural symbols to his emotions.
Classic Dutch Landscape
Much like others in
Expanding in hopes to colonize the world, this painting encompasses the expansion mindset. Showing settlers posed in front of forests and their house in the background, this was popular of the time period.
This rather bland, in terms of colour, painting shows a Dutch settlement in their domination of the land.
Domination of the land through settlements.
Use of colour to express the natural beauty of this orchard.
Use of colour to express the natural beauty of this field.
One of the dutch painters, Bruegel looks to represent the relationship held between the Dutch and their land.
Similar to Bruegel's The harvesters, Van Gogh gives his take on the harvest. The difference between the older worker filled painting to this more farming fueled lifestyle that the Dutch had developed to.
A classic Rembrandt , dramatic lighting from the light illuminates a stone bridge in an attempt to focus on the symbolism of this structure. The bridge can be seen on a personal level, but in reality it is a symbol of domination and control of the environment that we have.
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