REMBRANDT: The Complete PaintingsMANUTH, DE WINKEL, VAN LEEUWEN Book Number: 86057 Product format: Hardback
The Dutch Golden Age of painting spawned some of history's greatest artists and artisans, but few can boast the genius and legacy of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669). Despite never leaving his native Netherlands, Rembrandt produced some of art's most diverse and impactful works across portraiture, biblical, allegorical, landscape and genre scenes. Each work is imbued with feeling. Biblical scenes, like Bathsheba at her Bath, become vehicles for meditations on human longing, probing depths beyond that which is canonized in scripture or depicted in other representations. His portraits, be them of wealthy patrons or tradesmen, communicate the essence of an individual through fine demarcations, their faces bathed in an ethereal light against darkened earthtones. Perhaps most striking, his series of self-portraits is a triumph of the medium; beginning in his youth and spanning until a year prior to his death, Rembrandt's self portraiture is an intimate glimpse into his lifelong process of self-reflection. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the artist's death, this super-sized monograph compiles all 330 of Rembrandt's paintings in stunning colour full page reproductions, from Belshazzar's Feast to The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. With fold-outs, 29 x 39.5cm, 744 pages. New from Taschen, a landmark publication.
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