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Fri, Mar 15


Richmond Library Annexe (+ online)

The Difficulty with Rembrandt

For all his talent, Rembrandt is also often described as a rather unpleasant, over confident, untrustworthy man, whose fame was merely a 19th century construct so the Dutch could compete with the Belgians and their Rubens. Mariska unpicks the complexity of this artist

The Difficulty with Rembrandt
The Difficulty with Rembrandt

Time & Location

Mar 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT

Richmond Library Annexe (+ online), Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK


About the Event

Seen as one of the 3 'greats' of the Dutch Golden Age of Art, the 17th century, he is without a doubt one of the most celebrated artists and well known names around. In 2015 the National Gallery in London organised a huge exhibition on his admired late works, highlighting all that we have come to admire about him. However, along side these blockbuster shows a string of academics have been digging in Dutch archives trying to make sense of his finances, his relationships, his patrons and his friends. New research has been published on his paints and if what we are looking at today is what Rembrandt intended.

During this one hour talk Mariska will highlight some of these latest findings, giving a more well rounded idea of this complex but most of all very human artist living through some of the most exciting but challenging times of the new republic.

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