Rembrandt's Eyes

Author: Simon Schama,Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Art

Page: 750

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Honoring the genius of Rembrandt, the author first explores the painter's obsession with Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens--a fixation that profoundly influenced the evolution of his work and was not overcome until Rubens's death. 75,000 first pirnting.

Rembrandt's Faith: Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271048383

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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"An art historical study of Rembrandt's use of religious imagery, arranged by subject matter. Demonstrates the new ideas the artist brought to his interpretations of the Jerusalem Temple and the apostolate church, as he explored the relationship between Jewish and Christian revelation in biblical history"--Provided by publisher.

Rembrandt, Self-portraits

Author: Christopher Wright,Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt

Publisher: Penguin Putnam


Category: Painting, Dutch

Page: 133

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A collection of Rembrandt's self-portraits throughout his life.

Rembrandt's Mirror

Author: Kim Devereux

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782396756

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4601

Longlisted for the Historical Writers Association debut novel award 2016. Hendrickje, a young girl from a strict Calvinist family, leaves home to find work as a maid. Entering Rembrandt's flourishing and busy household after the death of the great artist's wife, she finds a world filled with secrets and desire. Shocked to the core after discovering the intense relationship between Rembrandt and Geertje, his housekeeper, Hendrickje is nevertheless slowly drawn to Rembrandt by his freshness, by his freedom, by his intensity. Rembrandt's Mirror explores the three women of Rembrandt's life, and the towering passions of the artist, seen through the eyes of his last, great love, Hendrickje.

Rembrandt's Roughness

Author: Nicola Suthor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691172447

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Roughness is the sensual quality most often associated with Rembrandt's idiosyncratic style. It best defines the specific structure of his painterly textures, which subtly capture and engage the imagination of the beholder. Rembrandt's Roughness examines how the artist's unconventional technique pushed the possibilities of painting into startling and unexpected realms. Drawing on the phenomenological insights of Edmund Husserl as well as firsthand accounts by Rembrandt's contemporaries, Nicola Suthor provides invaluable new perspectives on many of the painter's best-known masterpieces, including The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deyman, The Return of the Prodigal Son, and Aristotle with a Bust of Homer. She focuses on pictorial phenomena such as the thickness of the paint material, the visibility of the colored priming, and the dramatizing element of chiaroscuro, showing how they constitute Rembrandt's most effective tools for extending the representational limits of painting. Suthor explores how Rembrandt developed a visually precise handling of his artistic medium that forced his viewers to confront the paint itself as a source of meaning, its challenging complexity expressed in the subtlest stroke of his brush. A beautifully illustrated meditation on a painter like no other, Rembrandt's Roughness reflects deeply on the intellectual challenge that Rembrandt's unrivaled artistry posed to the art theory of his time and its eminent role in the history of art today.

Rembrandt's Passion Series

Author: Simon McNamara

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144387776X

Category: Art

Page: 229

View: 6797

Rembrandt s Passion Series is the name given to five paintings of similar size and format executed over a six year time-frame, 1633 39. The works were commissioned by Frederick Hendrick, Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of the United Provinces, for his gallery at The Hague. Although each of the paintings depicts a traditional scene from the Passion of Christ, they do not form anything like a complete Passion Cycle. Seven years later, Hendrick ordered a further two works of the same size and format of subjects from the Nativity of Christ. Six of the seven paintings now hang in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich. As the works were executed between Rembrandt s well-documented early Leiden period and his rapid rise to prominence as a portraitist in Amsterdam, the works have not attracted the scholarly attention they might, although the commission was undoubtedly the most prestigious of the young Rembrandt s career. Rembrandt s Passion Series is the first monograph to focus solely on this important group of paintings by the most famous artist of the Dutch Golden Age. In it, Simon McNamara traces the history of the commission by way of extant documentation, places the works in a seventeenth-century Dutch religious milieu, and shows how the series is both reflective of contemporary theological exegesis and embedded in theoretical artistic debates of the age. The book also highlights the extraordinary nature of the self-images seen in three of the paintings and discusses the legacy of the series in later graphic works by Rembrandt and in paintings by his pupils. In doing so, Rembrandt s Passion Series presents a series of unifying factors, both stylistically and thematically, for the works that allows the Passion Series to be properly, and finally, called a series ."