Lecture - Ambition & Innovation: Forming Rembrandt

September 09, 2020

If you were unable to attend the live session, do not worry - all those who register will automatically be sent copies of the lecture to view in your own time (from around four hours after it takes place).

I have been to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum twice in recent weeks to see the Young Rembrandt exhibition, which reopened a few weeks ago and which will continue until 1 November. It is truly outstanding and if you plan to be in Oxford in the next few weeks; do set aside time to see it. But, you must book a combined general entry to the museum to include a timed entry slot to the exhibition in advance via the museum’s website (https://www.ashmolean.org/youngrembrandt).

Many of you will remember I led two tours to Amsterdam last January to see the Rijksmuseum’s ‘Rembrandt and Velazquez’ exhibition? Sadly, I cannot do something similar for the Oxford show, so I have decided that my next webinar Ambition & Innovation – Forming Rembrandt, Wednesday, 23 September at 11.00 BST, will focus on this exhibition.

 Image 5 2nd Rembrant

Our webinar will look at Rembrandt’s early career as this young and unpromising artist from Leiden became the most interesting artist in seventeenth century Amsterdam. As the published short guide to the exhibition puts it with typical Oxford understatement “…there was nothing remarkable about his work when he qualified as a painter in 1624”, but the next ten years saw a transformation as he worked at a phenomenal rate to master not only painting but also the related skills of drawing and printmaking. The joy of the works to be examined is that we can see this happen before our eyes, such is the quality of the loans secured - I hope you can join me on 23 September?

 

    Register for Lecture - 23 September at 11.00   

 


 

 

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