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Current Display in The D. B. Weldon Library


Dutch Master Painters
in the seventeenth century
The Golden Age

Laura Collishaw

The Dutch Masters: Library print resources to digital

The D. B. Weldon Library’s newest display, The Dutch Masters showcases some of the Western Libraries vast collections of print materials and electronic databases.

Highlighted here are a few of the many resources Western Libraries has that cover the topic of Dutch Master Painters in the seventeenth century, an age of peace and prosperity for the newly United Dutch Republic. The art at this time reflected the Golden Age for the hundreds of artists and their “new wealth” patrons.

One such artist was Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn a brilliant Dutch Painter and Etcher. It was Rembrandt’s etchings that gained him an international reputation. On display is “Rembrandt, all the etchings reproduced in true size.”
Rembrandt’s etchings, over 300, have been reproduced in their actual size from originals rather than from photographs which can depart significantly from the originals.

Also featured are some of Western Libraries digital sources

The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research.

CAMIO® — OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world

Art full text offers abstracts and indexing of over 500 international Art and Art History journals and includes full text for nearly 200 journals.

Films on Demand a user-friendly online streaming media system including more than 7,500 high-quality educational video titles covering Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science, and Health.
Films on Demand, provides access to:
Rembrandt: Hidden Lives of Works of Art (52:00)


This newest display is shown in cooperation with the McIntosh Gallery current exhibition Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes Organized by the National Gallery of Canada running from February 13 to April 5, 2014

 If you wish to contribute an exhibit in the Interior Display cases or, have suggestions for display topics please send an email to The D. B. Weldon Library.





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