Early landscapes constrained the sky to a backdrop. With Rubens and the Golden Age landscape painters it became the subject in its own right.
Four hundred years ago today, de Koninck was born. Celebrate his birth by immersing yourself in these wonderful Dutch landscapes.
Reputed to have been a pupil of Rembrandt, he excelled in painting wide views of the flat countryside near the city of Haarlem.
Plans to celebrate anniversaries of major painters, series on narrative paintings, and more, for the coming year.