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Dutch Golden Age   ———

What the Utrecht painters saw and learnt from Caravaggio but also for example from Jusepe de Ribera had a profound effect on their artistic development. This sometimes became apparent only after their return to Utrecht.

The work by these Utrecht Caravaggisti forms a link connecting Caravaggio’s baroque Italian art with the great and famous painters of the Dutch 17th century: Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Vermeer.