Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age

The exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will debut the international tour of this remarkable collection. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and its outstanding collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings. Showcasing ninety works from the sixteenth to the twentieth-centuries, the exhibition includes masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Sir Anthony van Dyck. Works by lesser-known artists are also included, as well as designs for architecture and the applied arts. The diversity and enduring artistic and technical excellence of Netherlandish artists is on full view.

Drawn from a collection spanning 400 years, the exhibition includes designs for stained glass, tapestries and prints, alongside portraits, figure studies, genre scenes, landscapes and botanical studies. The drawings are grouped thematically and chronologically to demonstrate contrasts and similarities between the artistic style and practice in the northern and southern Netherlands. Drawings range from sketches to working studies and finished “pictured drawings,” using a variety of mediums and techniques including watercolors, “trois crayons” and pastels.

Exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Upcoming Exhibition Events:
Members’ Preview | October 27 


Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Study of a Seated Woman (The Virgin) About 1606 Image © Victoria and Albert Museum