Enjoy one hundred exceptional masterpieces selected by CODART, the network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art. No less than one hundred different curators from twenty countries each describe one work of art and explain why, according to them, the work is so special. The book gives an overview of the overwhelming quantity of Dutch and Flemish art that can be seen in museum collections all over the world.
This book is a list, but not just any list. The CODART Canon is a careful selection of masterpieces created between 1350 and 1750 in the Low Countries and elsewhere by artists from what is now the Netherlands and Belgium. Painting predominates, but sculptures, prints, drawings, and the applied arts are also included. Many are familiar with the paintings of Rembrandt and Rubens, but which other works are of great importance to art history? You'll find out in this book.