REMBRANDT at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris

From September 16, 2016 to January 23, 2017
REMBRANDT at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris 158 boulevard Haussmann 75008 paris fr

Based around 3 Rembrandt masterpieces held at the Musée Jacquemart-André, this exhibition retraces the pivotal moments through this major Dutch artist’s career.


The first part of this exhibition is dedicated to the Leyden period (1625-1631), where Rembrandt came into his own as a painter. It will enable visitors to grasp the evolution of Rembrandt’s art, with primarily historical and biblical themes.

His work highlights the artist’s perfect mastery of technique, the increasingly apparent presence of light and shadow, and the growing psychological comprehension of his subjects, such as in The Pilgrims of Emmaus.

The second part will be dedicated to Rembrandt’s years of triumph in Amsterdam, from 1631 to 1635.

Rembrandt produced numerous portraits of notables, like his one of Amalia von Solms (1632), wife of Prince Frédéric-Henri of Orange-Nassau, Stadtholder of five of the seven United Provinces.

From 1630 onwards, the works of Rembrandt are admirable for the extraordinary energy visible in the portraits, the historical and biblical scenes, and especially in the engravings and drawings that will be exhibited as a counterpoint to his paintings.

The period of 1652-1669 is known as Rembrandt’s “late style”, when the painter reached the apogee of his art. His realistic, smooth and subtle style appears disconnected from the art of his Dutch contemporaries and the taste of the epoch.

Rembrandt simplified shapes and colours, as his drawings became “cubist”, and his palette more restricted, concentrating on the essential.

Presenting around 40 of his paintings, split into three chapters, the exhibition corresponds to the three key stages in Rembrant’s creation and allows us to clearly understand the evolution of this painter, who dominated Dutch art in the 17th Century.

Based around 3 Rembrandt masterpieces held at the Musée Jacquemart-André, this exhibition retraces the pivotal moments through this major Dutch artist’s career.

 

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Musée Jacquemart-André
158 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris

Admission fees and rates

  • Ticket price: 12€
  • Concessions: 10€

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