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Rembrandt By Michael Kitson

Rembrandt by Michael Kitson

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Summary

An introduction to the work of Rembrandt.

Rembrandt Summary

Rembrandt by Michael Kitson

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) transcends any period or social milieu: he is one of the world's great masters and though his works reflect the confidence of newly independent Holland, his vision extends far beyond these narrow confines. A deeply perceptive artist (his many self-portraits show his continued interest in the study of human nature), he sought to go beyond superficialities, to endow his biblical paintings, historical narratives, genre scenes and portraits with psychological depths hitherto unknown in Dutch painting. Impatient with conventionally stiffly posed group portraits, he produced such masterpieces as The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp and the Staal Meesters, while his studies of Saskia, his wife, and his mistress Hendrickje Stoffels reveal his deeply sensuous, compassionate nature.

Michael Kitson has revised his highly successful book in the light of the most recent scholarship on Rembrandt, making this the ideal survey of the career of a much-loved genius.

Rembrandt Reviews

On the Colour Library Series

"Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers."-Independent

"Phaidon's excellent Colour Library series: [...] a good introduction to nearly 50 key artists and movements in art history."-Antiques Trade Gazette

"The Phaidon Colour Library Series provides an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history."-Art & Craft

About Michael Kitson

Michael Kitson is Director of the Paul Mellon Centre in London.

Additional information

GOR001364383
9780714827438
0714827436
Rembrandt by Michael Kitson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Phaidon Press Ltd
1998-08-12
128
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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