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Title:
Rembrandt
Author:
Zuffi, Stefano, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 1999.

©1998
Physical Description:
140 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780789441461

9780751307306
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The triumphs and tragedies of Rembrandt's life are reflected in the humanity and emotion of his work. Discover the profound storytelling skills of the greatest Dutch master of the 17th century, and witness his extraordinary ability to capture the spirit of life in his art. The DK ArtBook series presents both the life and works of each artist within the cultural, social, and political context of their time. To make the books easy to consult, they are divided into three areas -- the life and works of the artist, historical and cultural background, and analysis of major works -- which are identifiable by side bands. Each spread focuses on a specific theme, with an introductory text and several annotated illustrations. Few art history texts contain such abundance of full-color illustrations. The index section is also illustrated and gives background information on key figures and the location of the artist's works.


Author Notes

Rembrandt is the greatest painter of the Dutch School and one of the greatest painters of all time. With a glowing sense of color, he was often somber, with a tragic view of reality and the human condition and a wonderful eye for light and darkness. He was prodigiously creative:More than 600 paintings, more than 300 etchings (many of them masterpieces), and approximately 2,000 drawings (including many exquisite landscape sketches) have been counted. Biblical and historical subjects take up a large part of his work, but he was also a marvelous portrait painter, as we see in the portraits of his mother, his first and second wives, and his son, but above all in his searching self-portraits, done at various stages of his life---from the hopeful, lighthearted youth to the disillusioned but unflinching and deeply introspective old man. He completed more than 60 self-portraits---a record unique in the history of art. Born in Leiden, in the Netherlands, Rembrandt moved to Amsterdam in 1631, where he spent the rest of his life. In his youth he loved luxury and the pleasures of life; later he became increasingly austere. Rembrandt was highly successful in his early years, but prevailing taste and his own style developed in very different directions. He died a poor and isolated man in 1669. The Night Watch and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp (both in Amsterdam) are among his most famous paintings. Among the etchings, the Hundred Guilder Print stands out. (Bowker Author Biography)


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