The Rijksmuseum is home to 2000+ paintings which are the highlights from the Dutch Golden Age. It displays renowned works by world famous artists like Vermeer, Ruisdael and Rembrandt, and a lot more. The Night Watch which is a creation of Rembrandt is among one of the most adored painting in the collection. This painting is kept in a special room – the Night Watch Gallery which gives the painting more recognition.
There are many other works which are world famous among the collections of Rijksmuseum. You can see all these artworks during the Rijksmuseum highlights tour. It will be a real loss if you leave the Rijksmuseum without seeing them. Some of such artworks are given below:
Portrait of Sir Thomas Gresham
This painting was created by Anthonius Mor. Mor portrays the world famous English merchant Sir Thomas Gresham in this painting. The painting of Sir Thomas Gresham’s wife is also kept alongside his portrait. The painting feels so realistic that people all over the world appreciate this brilliant painting.
Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters
This painting was created by the Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp. This painting is one of the earliest creations of Avercamp. This painting is one among the most praised paintings which are created by him. This painting includes lots of characters as well as incidents. The images look so lively and full of energy.
Rembrandt – Early Self Portrait
The painting is a self portrait ofRembrandt Harmenszoon who was a Dutch draughtsman, printmaker as well as a painter. He had created dozens of self portraits and this portrait is among his early creations. Rembrandt was only 22 years old when he created this painting. At this age itself he became fascinated by in depth contrasts between different shade and light. He was also curious about the ways in which how the viewers become engaged with a subject.
Wedding Portrait of Isaac Massa and Beatrix Van Der Laen
The portrait was created by Franz Halz who was a painter in the Dutch Golden Age. In this painting he portrays a young couple who is wonderfully relaxed and cherishing each other company. This painting also shows status and wealth of the couple by showing the sumptuously elegant house which is displayed in the in the background.
The Merry Family
The portrait is done by Jan Havickszoon Steen. The painting shows alcohol-fuelled merriment. The portrait gives the image of a family who are enjoying their company with each other together with alcohol. This is also a must watch work in the Rijksmuseum.