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The Resource Rembrandt : the painter thinking, Ernst van de Wetering

Rembrandt : the painter thinking, Ernst van de Wetering

Label
Rembrandt : the painter thinking
Title
Rembrandt
Title remainder
the painter thinking
Statement of responsibility
Ernst van de Wetering
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout his life, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was considered an exceptional artist by contemporary art lovers. In this highly original book, Ernst van de Wetering investigates why Rembrandt, from a very early age, was praised by high-placed connoisseurs like Constantijn Huygens. It turns out that Rembrandt, from his first endeavours in painting on, had embarked on a journey past all the 'foundations of the art of painting' which were considered essential in the seventeenth century. In his systematic exploration of these foundations, Rembrandt achieved mastery in all of them, thus becoming the 'pittore famoso' that count Cosimo the Medici visited at the end of his life. Rembrandt never stopped searching for ever better solutions to the pictorial problems he saw himself confronted with; this sometimes led to radical decisions and alterations in his way of working, which cannot simply be explained by attributing them to a 'change in style' or a 'natural development'. In a quest as rigorous and novel as Rembrandt's, Van de Wetering shows us how Rembrandt dealt with the foundations of his art and used them to try and become the best painter the world had ever seen. His book sheds new light both on Rembrandt's exceptional accomplishments and on the practice of painting in the Dutch Golden Age at large
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wetering, Ernst van de
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Label
Rembrandt : the painter thinking, Ernst van de Wetering
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
923795909
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780520290259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)923795909
Label
Rembrandt : the painter thinking, Ernst van de Wetering
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
923795909
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780520290259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)923795909

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