The Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam
September 16 through December 10, 2006
The art dealers Hendrick and Gerrit Uylenburgh played a key role in art circles in 17th-century Amsterdam. After Rembrandt moved from Leiden to Amsterdam he worked for Hendrick Uylenburgh as the manager of his painting studio for nearly four years. Launched by Uylenburgh, Rembrandt soon acquired fame as Holland’s leading portrait painter. Uylenburgh’s art store sold Italian and Flemish masters, as well as Dutch masters.
The exhibition presents a representative overview of the paintings and sculptures which the Uylenburgh store sold between 1625 and 1675. These include masterpieces by Antonie van Dyck, Govert Flinck, Caspar Netscher, Gerard Lairesse and, of course, Rembrandt. No fewer than fifteen paintings by the latter will be on display.
Biblical Museum, Amsterdam
September 15 through December 10, 2006
The exhibition presents Rembrandt's complete oeuvre of etchings with biblical scenes. During his career, he made well over 70 such works, depicting both Old and New Testament stories. This oeuvre exhibition places the works in a thematic and chronological context. Rembrandt made several versions of a number of stories, earlier and later in his career. This exhibition now offers the opportunity to compare these. The etchings on display are placed in a context, both with regard to themes and techniques, which does justice to the latest scientific findings. The etchings may also be viewed digitally, in the smallest detail. Work stations provide touch screens where visitors can view enlarged versions of the often tiny etchings, with background information provided. An audio tour is a separate part of the exhibition.
Municipal Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
October 6, 2006 through January 7, 2007
This final of the three Rembrandt exhibitions staged by De This final of the three Rembrandt exhibitions staged by De Lakenhal is the very first exhibition which combines Rembrandt’s famous landscape etchings and landscape drawings with the few landscape paintings by him which have been preserved.
Reality of fantasy?
In his earliest painted landscapes Rembrandt did not realistically register the world around him. Rather, they depicted scenes as he imagined them. This is in contrast with what Rembrandt drew. His fantasy created combinations of landscapes and architectural elements. Paintings, drawings and etchings show this rather unknown aspect of Rembrandt’s oeuvre. These works confirm Rembrandt’s reputation as a great master of light and shadow.
(The Rembrandt documents)
9 October 2006 – 31 December 2006
N.B. THIS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED EXHIBITION WAS CANCELED DUE TO IMPENDING MOVE OF THE ARCHIVE.
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