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Rembrandt's Themes: Life Into Art

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Rembrandt van Rjin (1606-1669) was among the few celebrated old masters who enjoyed considerable freedom in his choice of subject matter. Living and working in the Protestant Netherlands, he painted largely for private patrons and the open market, selecting his own subjects in the hope of finding buyers. Although he depicted biblical, historical, and mythological themes in emulation of the great artists of the past, his subjects often focus on fundamental human experiences and emotions that transcend their literary sources. Even when working within the confines of specific commissions, Rembrandt managed to imbue his paintings with deeper, personal meanings. These works reveal the artist's profound humanity and at times reflect the circumstances of his life. This illuminating study explores some of the central themes of Rembrandt's paintings, drawings, and etchings: grand love, sin, repentance and forgiveness, adultery, fatherhood, and the conflict between the generations as well as mundane and idiosyncratic. It demonstrates how Rembrandt's subjects can offer new revelations about this complex artist. This hardback 2014 first edition published by Yale University Press is in a very good condition. It is complete with its dustwrapper which is only very slightly rubbed along the top edge and has a few marks on the back. The book is bound in black cloth with gilt stamping on the spine. The pages are bright, clean and beautifully illustrated throughout with numerous colour plates and illustrations.

Item details

Author(s):
Richard Verdi
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25cmx18cmx3cm
Edition:
2014 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300201532
ISBN-13:
9780300201536
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Rembrandt's Themes: Life Into Art

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Rembrandt van Rjin (1606-1669) was among the few celebrated old masters who enjoyed considerable freedom in his choice of subject matter. Living and working in the Protestant Netherlands, he painted largely for private patrons and the open market, selecting his own subjects in the hope of finding buyers. Although he depicted biblical, historical, and mythological themes in emulation of the great artists of the past, his subjects often focus on fundamental human experiences and emotions that transcend their literary sources. Even when working within the confines of specific commissions, Rembrandt managed to imbue his paintings with deeper, personal meanings. These works reveal the artist's profound humanity and at times reflect the circumstances of his life. This illuminating study explores some of the central themes of Rembrandt's paintings, drawings, and etchings: grand love, sin, repentance and forgiveness, adultery, fatherhood, and the conflict between the generations as well as mundane and idiosyncratic. It demonstrates how Rembrandt's subjects can offer new revelations about this complex artist. This hardback 2014 first edition published by Yale University Press is in a very good condition. It is complete with its dustwrapper which is only very slightly rubbed along the top edge and has a few marks on the back. The book is bound in black cloth with gilt stamping on the spine. The pages are bright, clean and beautifully illustrated throughout with numerous colour plates and illustrations.

Author(s):
Richard Verdi
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25cmx18cmx3cm
Edition:
2014 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300201532
ISBN-13:
9780300201536
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Rembrandt's Themes: Life Into Art

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