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In his printmaking, Rembrandt covered the full range of styles and subjects for which he is celebrated, including self-portraits, scenes from the Bible, vignettes of every day, and character studies. Rembrandt was famously experimental, and often reworked his copper plates to improve and extend their expressive power. This work, published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and British Museum (London), aims to illustrate a selection of his finest prints. New areas of research have made it possible to follow the progress of Rembrandt's work on each plate, revealing details of his habit of revising the images at various times throughout his life.
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Erik Hinterding studied for his PhD on Rembrandt's etchings at Utrecht university. He is the author of The History of Rembrandt's Copperplates. Ger Luijten is chief curator of prints at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. He is the author (with E. de Jongh) of Mirror of Everyday Life: Genre Prints in the Netherlands 1550-1700. He was also one of the organizers of the exhibition 'Anthony Van Dyck as a Printmaker', part of the official celebrations of the artist's 400th anniversary in Antwerp in 1999. Martin Royalton-Kisch is is a curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. He has published widely on the art of the Netherlands, and his books include Adriaen van de Venne's Album, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle in the British Museum and The Light of Nature: Landscape Drawings by Van Dyck and his Contemporaries.From Library Journal:
This is the very thorough catalog of a major international show of Rembrandt's prints that resulted from combining holdings at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the British Museum in London. Written by leading experts from both countries, it is sure to become the new standard, not because of radical analysis or unorthodox approach but because of its completeness. Although there is some new information based on "soft" paper radiography, the authors openly acknowledge their debt to earlier catalogs. Despite the title, the book focuses more on the prints themselves and how they were made than on biography. However, much can be extracted from learning precisely how this artist went about his craft. Though filled with clear, excellent illustrations, this well-documented book has much technical detail that will be of greater interest to printmakers and art historians than casual readers. Still, this is an important reference for libraries of all kinds and is highly recommended for academic and art school libraries. Susan Lense, Upper Arlington P.L., OH
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Book Description Routledge, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1579583040