- Gray, Nigel. A Country Far Away. Fremantle, Australia: Vivid Publishing, 2012. This book is an excellent supplement to the K–5 activity. Teachers can read it with students before completing the lesson to offer an example of the work the students will be doing.
- North, Michael. Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age. New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, 1999.
- Schama, Simon. The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age. London: Harper Perennial, 2004.
- Westermann, Mariët. A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic, 1585–1718. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.
- “Famous Dutch…” http://www.eddyechternach.nl/english.html
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. “Dutch Golden Age Painting in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century European Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–2012. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hi/hi_dutchgoldage.htm. This page includes the Metropolitan Museum’s images from and thematic essays on the Dutch Golden Age.
- Janson, Jonathan. “Essential Vermeer.” 2001–2012. http://www.essentialvermeer.com
- “Essential Vermeer: The Golden Age.” 2001–2012. http://www.essentialvermeer.com/dutch-painters/dutch_art/golden_age.html
- “Rembrandt van Rijn.” 2012. http://www.rembrandtpainting.net
- Riddell, Jennifer. Painting in the Dutch Golden Age: Classroom Guide. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2010. http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/dutch/dutch_classroom_guide.pdf. This classroom resource on the Dutch Golden Age produced by the National Gallery of Art provides a profile of the Dutch Republic, explores life in the city and countryside, and investigates the different genres of painting produced during this time.
- The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. 2006–2012. http://www.mauritshuis.nl/index.aspx?siteid=54
- Schuffelen, Marco. “Hear Dutch Here.” 2012. http://www.heardutchhere.net. This website provides pronunciations of Dutch artist names, locations, and other vocabulary.
DVDs & Videos
- Art History Genres: The Life of Johannes Vermeer. Video. 2 min. Uploaded 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwePebWCtMw. This video explores Vermeer and his use of the camera obscura.
- Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: Dutch Golden Age. Video clip from Cosmos—Episode 6: “Travelers’ Tales,” PBS documentary, 60 min., 1980. 22 min.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvY8dQQI13Q
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMzDGLROEWY&feature=fvwp&NR=1
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMet9fwerF8&feature=fvwrel
This exploration of the Dutch Golden Age focuses on the scientific advancements and freedom of thought of this time period.
- The Dutch Golden Age. Board game. http://www.amazon.com/MayFair-Games-PHA6026-Dutch-Golden/dp/B001I6QW4S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351965723&sr=8-2&keywords=dutch+golden+age
- Girl with a Pearl Earring. DVD. 100 min. Santa Monica, CA: Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2003.
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Vermeer: Master of Light 4/5—Camera Obscura. Video clip from Vermeer: Master of Light, DVD, 60 min., Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2001. 2 min. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeRDRL57I_Q. This two-minute clip from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, demonstrates the use of the camera obscura by painters, specifically Vermeer.