REMBRANDT'S CENTURY


REMBRANDT'S CENTURY

JAMES A GANZ    Book Number: 80917    Product format: Hardback

During the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, prints were eminently popular, created in vast numbers by both artists and professional printmakers. Of them all, it was probably Rembrandt van Rijn who was the most influential graphic artist of his time. He produced almost 300 prints, pushing etching to its limits. Originally an artist specialising in portraits, as well as biblical and mythological figures, his paintings eventually fell out of fashion, but his etchings continued to be immensely sought after by collectors of the period. The etchings were produced by scratching the design through a wax ground and then using an acid solution to bite the lines onto the exposed areas of copper plate. He exploited etching as an independent art form, a means of original expression, rather than replicating his paintings. The author presents a fascinating overview of 17th century graphic art, using Rembrandt's work as its core alongside work by his contemporaries and followers. Filled with etchings, engravings, ink drawings and exquisite watercolours, this superb book draws on the collection of graphic arts in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The text is informative and lively, and is a wonderful introduction to the prints of Dutch Golden Age. 166pp, b/w and colour illus.
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ISBN 9783791352244
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