THE DUTCH REPUBLICThe 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 !!!!!!Follow the directions presented on the slides as you go.Discuss and analyze the visuals and information on each slide. Write down any conclusions you make concerning Dutch life.Be prepared to share and discuss your conclusions Monday!!!!!No slacking!!!!!!!!
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?
The exterior viewof the Portuguese Synagoguein Amsterdam.Interior view of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam.Dutch Rabbi, by Rembrandt.
Use the following link to examine Our Blessed Lordof 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 usethe pictures/docs as support.
Use the Following link to examine the TulipBulb Craze and the Dutch MarketEconomy.
Use the following link to gather somemore details on the Dutch Market Economy.Maybe it will help you to decipher someof the other artistic works to come.
2a. The author of the article has a distinctpolitical 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 Watch1657 - Rembrandt
The Burgher of Delt andHis 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(1678)
Young Mother andChild (1674)
Supper Party (1657)
The Artists Family (1673)
Beggars Receiving Alms (1682)
Mother and Child (1653)
The School (1662)