Rembrandt A&i

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-10
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press

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A survey of the life and times of Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the most famousnd well-loved artists. From his precocious early work in his native Leydeno his emotional late work and his immense artistic influence, Rembrandt'sife is traced within the context of the Netherlands in the 17th century, theighly literate and cosmopolitan environment of Amsterdam and Rembrandt'sealthy and influential patrons.

Table of Contents

Introduction Rembrandt's Faces 4(19)
Becoming an Artist Rembrandt in Leiden 1620-1631
Urban Identities Portraitist of Amsterdam 1631-1639
Remaking the Past Painting History 1631-1639
Illusion and Performance Family, Friends, The Nightwatch
Intimate Virtuosities An Art for Connoisseurs 1642-1654
The Business of Art Rembrandt's Workshop and Collection
The Business Dissolved Financial Failure, Artistic Independence
Reinventing the Print Rembrandt as an Etcher
Painting against the Grain The Last Decade 1660-1669
Epilogue Rembrandt and the Roles of Art 317(15)
Glossary 332(2)
Brief Biographies 334(4)
Key Dates 338(3)
Map 341(1)
Further Reading 342(4)
Index 346(4)
Acknowledgements 350

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