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The Dutch Republic: Landscape and Still Life Painting

The Dutch Republic: Landscape and Still Life Painting

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore the influence that the prosperity of the Dutch Republic had on the arts
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Notes on "The Dutch Republic: Landscape and Still Life Painting"

Key Terms

Dutch Republic

Consisting of the Low Countries which today are the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and formerly under the rule of the Holy Roman Empire


A composition that uses the theme of natural scenery usually seen from one single point of view

Still Life

A work of art that depicts inanimate objects

Land reclamation

Creating new land by draining off low-lying areas near water

Dutch Golden Age

A period from the late sixteenth through seventeenth centuries when the Dutch achieved a high level of economic, political, and cultural success


A branch of Protestant Christianity, started by John Calvin in the late 16th century, which emphasizes complete dependence on God for salvation, the equality of all members of the congregation, and the sinful nature of human beings


Financial success or general well-being


A type of painting associated with still life that contains symbols of death, such as a skull or rotting food

Image Credits

Distant View of Dordrecht; Public Domain: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/aelbert-cuyp/a-distant-view-of-dordrecht-with-a-milkmaid-and-four-cow-1650, Kalf, Still Life; Public Domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Willem_Kalf_-_Still-Life_with_a_Late_Ming_Ginger_Jar_-_WGA12080.jpg, Hunters in the Snow; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_Hunters_in_the_Snow_%28Winter%29_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg, View of Haarlem; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacob_Isaaksz._van_Ruisdael_001.jpg, Moneylender and his Wife; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Quentin_Massys_001.jpg, Still Life; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Willem_Claesz._Heda_005.jpg, Flower Still Life; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RRuysch.jpg