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Becoming Rembrandt

4 November 2021

4 days from £1,450pp

This tour offers a wonderful opportunity to explore a fascinating and influential period of Netherlandish history and a chance to expand our cultural appreciation even more broadly in the company of expert lecturer, Clare Ford-Wille.
When the young Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) moved from Leiden to Amsterdam in 1631, he joined a cacophony of hopeful artists who were flocking to the city to make a name for themselves. At the end of the 16th century, the northern provinces of the Low Countries joined forces to expel their Spanish Habsburg overlords and form the United Provinces, of which Holland was a rapidly emerging super power. Controlling a global network of seafaring trade routes and with a far-flung colonial empire, Holland was entering a period of prosperity unmatched in the 1600s. This economic Golden Age was matched by an explosion of creativity in art, fostering an intensely competitive atmosphere in which many talented creatives were able to thrive. The arc of Rembrandt’s painterly evolution mirrors this electric period of Dutch history, evolving from the small and precise works of his Leiden years to the large, dramatic narrative canvases of his Amsterdam period that quickly gained him widespread acclaim. This year, in conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada, Frankfurt’s Städel Museum will host ‘Becoming Rembrandt: Creativity and Competition in Amsterdam c. 1630-1655’, a major new exhibition examining the role of Rembrandt and his contemporaries in the vibrant creative network of the Dutch Golden Age. Uniting outstanding international loans from some of the world’s finest galleries, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore this fascinating and influential period of Netherlandish history.
 
Frankfurt is our base for the duration of this tour, where the gleaming skyscrapers of the city’s major financial district stand guard around a charming old town, sensitively restored following its destruction in World War II. Moreover, the city enjoys a fabulous museum scene, second only to that of the German capital, offering us the chance to expand our cultural appreciation even more broadly in the company of expert lecturer, Clare Ford-Wille.
 

Your Accommodation

Ameron Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique

★★★★
 
Overview
The AMERON Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique is part of a new generation of AMERON hotels. Its trademark is an extraordinary design concept, which combines exciting contrasts with each other – opulence with clarity, classic elegance with modern lightness
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning 
  • 1 bottle of water 
  • Coffee maker Minibar 
  • HD TV 
  • Phone
  • Safe