Thursday, October 10, 2013
The 100 Most Beautiful Rembrandts
On view from 28 september 2013 to 19 January 2014 Teylers Museum, the Netherlands
No other Dutch artist is as well known and loved worldwide as Rembrandt. Yet it has not always been that way. In his own day, he was counted among the greatest masters, but after his death he was often reviled for his loose style and risqué subjects. This all changed in the 19th century, and he came to be revered as the greatest artist of all time. Those changing tastes are the subject of this exhibition.
Teylers has one of the world's leading collections of Rembrandt etchings and drawings. For this occasion, Rembrandt's 100 most beautiful works will be brought out of storage. For a brief time, his famous self-portraits, moving Bible scenes, tender portraits of his wife Saskia, racy scenes and dramatic landscapes will again be on display for all to admire.
Rembrandt van Rijn, View of Diemen, c.1650-52. Pen, brown ink, wash on paper. (c) Teylers Museum Haarlem the Netherlands
Rembrandt van Rijn, Pharisees in the Temple (Jews in the synagogue), 1648. Ets en droge naald, tweede staat uit negen. (c) Teylers Museum Haarlem the Netherlands
Rembrandt van Rijn, Bruggetje van Jan Six (B 208), 1645;ets, 128 x 223 mm. (c) Teylers Museum Haarlem the Netherlands
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Teylers Museum, Haarlem
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