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Rembrandt in (Raleigh, NC) America

January 13th, 2012

Rembrandt in America
 is the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition
 the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America closes here in Raleigh, NC on January 22nd. The NCMA is the only East Coast venue for this exceptional show that features works of art from across the United States, including some of the finest paintings residing in American collections. NCMA Curator of Northern European Art Dennis P. Weller serves as a co-curator of this must-see exhibition, which has been more than five years in the making.

Here is a little background to refresh your art history knowledge:
Born at the beginning of the 17th century in Leiden, Netherlands; Rembrandt van Rijn was destined to become one of the world’s greatest painters, although his life was marked both by poverty and success.
At the young age of 25, Rembrandt was already an accomplished master painter, with his own studio and students. He moved to Amsterdam in order to grow his business, and ended up marrying into a fairly wealthy family.

Rembrandt is best known for his portrait paintings, for his use of light and shadow, and his attention to the smallest detail.
He was a prolific artist, turning out over 500 paintings, almost as many etchings, and anywhere from 1200-2000 drawings, although the exact numbers may never be known, since his students’ work is often attributed to him as well.

The following are just a few of the paintings in the exhibit.

This is an amazing collection. Try to see it before it leaves.
click – ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/rembrandt/ to get more information.
Have a great weekend !

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