Cover image for Rembrandt : the painter at work
Title:
Rembrandt : the painter at work
Author:
Wetering, Ernst van de, 1938-
Physical Description:
xv, 340 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Summary:
"In this book, Rembrandt's pictorial intentions and the variety of materials and techniques he applied to create his fascinating effects are unravelled in depth. ... This book offers a view of Rembrandt's daily practice and artistic considerations, while simultaneously providing a more three-dimensional image of the historical artist in general."--Back cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Rembrandt -- an alchemist? -- Painting materials and working methods of the young Rembrandt -- Lost drawings and the use of erasable drawing boards and tafeletten -- The creation of the pictorial idea -- The canvas support -- The palette; on the relationship between style and painting technique -- Rembrandt's brushwork and illusionism; and art-theoretical approach -- Rembrandt's method of working in the 'night watch' and his late paintings -- The search for Rembrandt's binding medium -- The impact of time and rembrandt's ideas on colour and tone -- Perspectives on the quality of Rembrandt's art.
ISBN:
9780520226685
Format :
Book