View of the Groote Kerk in Dordrecht from the River Maas (c.1647 – c.1648) by Aelbert Cuyp

View of the Groote Kerk in Dordrecht from the River Maas - Aelbert Cuyp - c.1647 - c.1648

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TitleView of the Groote Kerk in Dordrecht from the River Maas
ArtistAelbert Cuyp
Datec.1647 - c.1648
Art MovementBaroque
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US
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About View of the Groote Kerk in Dordrecht from the River Maas

Aelbert Cuyp, one of the prominent landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, created “View of the Groote Kerk in Dordrecht from the River Maas” between 1647 and 1648. The painting is known for its outstanding light effects and dramatic clouds that bring an early summer morning to life.

The painting depicts the Grote Kerk (Great Church) and Maas River in Dordrecht, showcasing how skillful Cuyp was at capturing landscapes on canvas. View of the Groote Kerk in Dordrecht from the River Maas is housed at the National Gallery, London. This river landscape captures an expansive view over water stretching into infinity with striking sky illuminations which creates harmony between light and shade.

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