Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition

Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition [Städel Museum]

One of the most celebrated artists of the European tradition, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) was multi-talented: a painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Known for emotional authenticity and lifelike character expressed in all his work, Rembrandt created art that is broadly relatable and engaging. 

Explore the rise of one of the great artists in the European tradition in the first ever exhibition to chart the transformative central decades of the artist’s career within the context of the Amsterdam art market. Bringing Rembrandt’s paintings, prints and drawings into dialogue with works by friends, followers and rivals, Rembrandt in Amsterdam reveals the synergy between a gifted artist and the stimulating environment that challenged and inspired him.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main​

Date

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to Sunday, January 30, 2022

Location

Städel Museum
Schaumainkai 63
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Germany


 

Rembrandt van Rijn Landscape with a Stone Bridge, c. 1638 oil on panel

Rembrandt van Rijn Landscape with a Stone Bridge, c. 1638, oil on panel, 29.5 × 42.5 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Purchased with the support of the Rembrandt Association and A. Bredius, Amsterdam (SK-A-1935). Photo: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


 
Rembrandt van Rijn Self-portrait Wearing a Hat and Two Chains, c. 1642–43 oil on panel

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-portrait Wearing a Hat and Two Chains, c. 1642–43, oil on panel, 72 × 54.8 cm. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. (331 / 1976.90). Photo © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

 

Rembrandt van Rijn Heroine from the Old Testament, 1632/33 oil on canvas

Rembrandt van Rijn, Heroine from the Old Testament, 1632/33, oil on canvas, 109.2 × 94.4 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1953 (6089). Photo: NGC 


 
Rembrandt van Rijn Still Life with Peacocks, c. 1639 oil on canvas

Rembrandt van Rijn, Still Life with Peacocks, c. 1639, oil on canvas, 145 × 135.5 cm, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (SK-A-3981). Photo: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

 


 

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