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Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

17th century art or craft?

Van Ruisdael tot Frytom

8 NOVEMBER 2022 – 15 MARCH 2023

An exhibition about two great names of 17th-century landscape painters who designed their artistry, each for himself, on canvas and Delft pottery.

Their works were then and still have an influence on contemporary artists. They are known for their perspectives and portrayal of the Dutch landscape.

For the first time, works by Van Frytom and Van Ruisdael can be seen side by side. Two worlds come together here, with nature and landscapes on canvas and pottery playing a leading role. In addition, attention is paid to the traditional technique of the making process of the blue pigment, as used by both masters, and how it is still used today.


Image: Frederik van Frytom, Plaque Boslandschap, P.V.H. Collectie, Delft

Painters such as Van Ruisdael were seen as artists and Delft pottery such as Van Frytom as craftsmen. Is it imagery or did the two perhaps have more similarities than thought?

The composition of the exhibited pieces is unique and comes from (inter)national private collectors and museums to Delft for an exclusive period from 8 Nov 2022 to 15 March 2023.

A side program has been made around the exhibition in our renovated factory museum, and a catalog is available.


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Image: Frederik van Frytom, Bosgezicht, ca. 1670-1702, Collectie Museum Prinsenhof Delft, aankoop met steun van de Vereniging Rembrandt, Photography: Tom Haartsen

Van Ruisdael tot Frytom