THE DUTCH REPUBLIC “The Dutch suffered from an embarrassment of riches. Dutch wealth clashed with the Calvinist tradition that proclaimed humans were so totally depraved with sin that Christian humility was the only possible way to live.” – Simon Schama. Directions !!!!!!.
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THE DUTCH REPUBLIC
“The Dutch suffered from an embarrassment of riches. Dutch wealth clashed with the Calvinist tradition that proclaimed humans were so totally depraved with sin that Christian humility was the only possible way to live.” – Simon Schama
1. Use the following slides to create
a picture of Dutch religious life and
religious toleration. Be specific and use the pictures/docs for support.
Interior view of a
Dutch Calvinist Church. What do you see and
What can you conclude? Hint: Does it look Calvinist?
Interior view of
Dutch Rabbi, by Rembrandt.
The exterior view
of the Portuguese
Use the following link to
examine “Our Blessed Lord
of the Attic” –
A Catholic Church of the
Dutch Golden Age.
2. Use the following slides to
construct a picture of The Dutch
Market Economy. Be specific and use
the pictures/docs as support.
Use the Following link to
examine the Tulip
Bulb Craze and the Dutch Market
Use the following link to gather some
more details on the Dutch Market Economy.
Maybe it will help you to decipher some
of the other artistic works to come.
2a. The author of the article has a distinct
political leaning. Extra Credit if you
can figure it out!
Skimming this article for information is appropiate, for time sake.
3. The Following Three PicturesRepresent how Dutch wealth contradicted Calvinists principles. What is the contradiction? How do the pictures represent the contradiction?
3a. Extra Credit Opportunity:
All three pictures have one thing in common that symbolizes something in relation to the contradiction above. What do they have in common and what does it symbolize?
4. Use the following slides to construct a picture of Dutch Politics, Daily Life, and Society. Be Specific and use the pictures/
docs for support.
Town Hall of Amsterdam 1672
The Regents of Amsterdam (1671)
The Cloth Merchants Guild 1665
The Night Watch
1657 - Rembrandt
The Burgher of Delt and
His Wife (1675) - Steen
Man with skull (1657)
Anatomy Lesson (1661)
The Dentist (1681)
The Physician (1665)
The Scholar (1646)
The Lesson (1651)
A Family (1671)
A Dutch Family (1653)
Old Woman Reading Bible (1676)
The Lesson (1681)
Mother and Child (1673)
The Baker and his Wife
Young Mother and
Supper Party (1657)
The Artists Family (1673)
Beggars Receiving Alms
Mother and Child (1653)
The School (1662)