The exhibition marks the occasion of the 350th anniversary from the death of major Netherlandish painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606, Leiden – 1669, Amsterdam).
The exhibition’s central work is the portrait Scholar in His Study from the collections of the National Gallery Prague, which Rembrandt painted in 1634. The portrait captures not only the physical appearance of an unknown elderly man, but also his dramatic spiritual life. The exhibition project seeks to explore the theme of cognition and learning, contemplation and intimacy from various angles – from the artist’s beginnings and early works in this theme’s context to his increasing popularity in Amsterdam in the 1630s, relevant works by his students and contemporaries and the modern understanding of Rembrandt’s oeuvre.
The exhibition will present first-class artworks loaned by major museums and galleries, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, the National Gallery in London or the Albertina in Vienna, and also by private collectors.
The exhibition is held under the auspices of J. E. Kees J. R. Klompenhouwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Czech Republic.
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