Rembrandt As Printmaker
Martin Royalton-KischISBN: 1853322555;
Rembrandt van Rijn’s paintings made him the star of the seventeenth-century Dutch golden age, but he was also an extraordinarily productive and original printmaker. In more than 300 known etchings, he covered the full range of subjects and styles for which he is celebrated, including self-portraits, scenes from the Bible, landscapes, vignettes of everyday life and character studies. Each of his prints is both a beautiful work in itself and an X-ray of the strategies of composition and scene-setting that went into his paintings. Rembrandt as Printmaker presents 69 of Rembrandt’s finest prints from The British Museum, which is widely considered to hold the world’s broadest collection. It is published on the occasion of the four-hundred-year anniversary of the artist’s birth.
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