• Short Summary

    REMBRANDT HARMENSZ VAN RIJN DIED IN 1669 AT THE AGE OF 63. TO COMMEMORATE THE?

  • Description

    REMBRANDT HARMENSZ VAN RIJN DIED IN 1669 AT THE AGE OF 63. TO COMMEMORATE THE TERCENTENARY OF HIS DEATH, AMSTERDAM'S RIJKSMUSEUM HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER 23 PAINTINGS AND 139 DRAWINGS GATHERED FROM COLLECTIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD. ALTHOUGH THE COLLECTION IS SMALL IN COMPARISON WITH THE ESTIMATED 400 PAINTINGS AND UNCOUNTED DRAWINGS PRODUCED BY THE ARTIST IN HIS LIFETIME, THEY ARE IMPRESSIVELY REPRESENTATIVE OF HIS STYLE AND HIS EYE FOR DETAIL.

    BORROWED FROM STOCKHOLM IS THE CELEBRATED "THE CONSPIRACY OF THE BATAVIAN UNDER CLAUDIUS CIVILIS" - WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS BEING SO ENIGMATIC THAT ITS INTERPRETATION IS MAINLY A MATTER FOR THE INDIVIDUAL. IT IS TYPICAL OF REMBRANDT'S LOVE OF DRAMA - EACH CHARACTER VERY VIVIDLY PORTRAYED AND INDIVIDUALISTIC.

    "THE JEWISH BRIDE", SHOWS HOW CONTEMPORARY REMBRANDT COULD MAKE HIS CHARACTERS - AND HOW UNCONFINED IN HIS RELIGIOUS INTERPRETATIONS.

    FROM THE LOUVRE, IN PARIS, CAME ONE OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLES OF THE DUTCH ARTIST'S WORK - "BATHSHEBA WITH DAVID'S LETTER". THIS PICTURE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE ARTIST'S MASTERY OF TEXTURE AND COLOUR - FROM THE SKIN TINTS OF THE NUDE TO THE RICHNESS OF THE DRAPERIES.

    AND "THE SACRIFICE OF DAVID'S SON ISAAC" - BORROWED FROM RUSSIA'S LENINGRAD MUSEUM AND RETURNING TO WESTERN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 200 YEARS - SHOWS THE MASTER'S UNBELIEVABLE EYE FOR DETAIL, SUCH AS THE DRAWING-POWER OF THE KNIFE IN ABRAHAM'S HAND.

    THE RIJKSMUSEUM HAS BEEN TRYING TO GATHER TOGETHER A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF REMBRANDT'S WORKS FOR MANY YEARS. OF THE ESTIMATED 400 WHICH WERE BELIEVED TO BE IN HOLLAND AT HIS DEATH - ONLY NINE REMAINED ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. THE REST HAD GONE TO MUSEUMS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THIS EXHIBITION IS NOT ONLY A TRIBUTE TO REMBRANDT ON THE TERCENTENARY ON HIS DEATH - BUT ALSO A TRIBUTE TO THE EFFORTS OF THE DIRECTORS AND CURATORS OF THE RIJKSMUSEUM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31W1CRKHWTUUMIOGL1XZ0TU7N
    Media URN:
    VLVA31W1CRKHWTUUMIOGL1XZ0TU7N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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