The Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkin invites to the Museum of Rembrandt’s birthday Automatic translate
The birthday of Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn is celebrated on July 15. In the Pushkin Museum to them. A.S. Pushkin before July 22, you can see the work of the great master at the exhibition “The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Masterpieces of the Leiden Collection ”with the support of Sberbank, as well as in the permanent exhibition of the museum.
Visitors are given a wonderful opportunity to visit the permanent exhibition of Dutch painting and the exhibition “The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Masterpieces of the Leiden Collection ”, representing works from the collection of Thomas S. Kaplan and his wife Daphne Recanati Kaplan - one of the largest and most significant private collections of Dutch painting of the 17th century. The exhibition features 82 works, not one of which has previously been exhibited in Russia, among them - 12 paintings and one drawing by Rembrandt.
The collection received its name in honor of the hometown of Rembrandt - Leiden. From a young age, Thomas Kaplan admired the work of the great Dutch artist and masters of the golden age. In 2003, Kaplan became aware that not all the masterpieces of his beloved era, including the works of Rembrandt himself, are in museums, and many of them are available in the art market. From that moment, he, together with his wife, began his collecting activities.
The core of the Leiden collection is precisely the work of Rembrandt: visitors to the exhibition can get acquainted with the masterpieces of the early Leyden period of Rembrandt’s work from a series of allegories of feelings: “Removing the stone of stupidity (Allegory of touch)”, “Three musicians (Allegory of hearing)” and a recent find - “Patient, Fainted (Allegory of Smell) ”, the earliest of the works signed by the artist. The mature period of Rembrandt’s work, associated with a long and fruitful work in Amsterdam, is represented by “Portrait of a Man in a Red Doublet,” “A Girl in a Gold Embroidered Cape,” “Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes.” Viewers will also see the famous Minerva, which refers to a number of stylistically similar works written by Rembrandt from 1633 to 1635 and currently owned by the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), the Prado Museum (Madrid) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York )
Exhibition “The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Masterpieces of the Leiden collection ”last week - until July 22: after the exhibition closes at the Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkin’s unique collection of works will be presented first in the State Hermitage (St. Petersburg), and then in the Louvre Abu Dhabi (UAE).
The works of Rembrandt, the paintings of his students and followers can also be seen in the collection of Dutch painting, which is one of the most representative sections in the collection of the Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin. The museum houses drawings, etchings and six paintings by Rembrandt, allowing to trace the artist’s career from the painting “Expelling Marketers from the Temple” (1626), painted at the age of twenty, to the works of a mature master, such as “Portrait of an Elderly Woman” (1650–1655) and "Artaxerxes, Haman, and Esther" (1660).
Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606, Leiden - 1669, Amsterdam) is a Dutch artist, the largest representative of the golden age of Dutch painting. He studied under Jacob van Svanenburg in Leiden, with Peter Lastman and, possibly, Jacob Paynes in Amsterdam. From 1625/1626 he worked in Leiden, in 1631/1632 he moved to Amsterdam. He painted paintings on religious and mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes. He is known as an etcher and draftsman.
About the Leiden Collection
The Leiden collection, founded in 2003 by Americans Thomas S. Kaplan and his wife Daphne Recanati Kaplan, includes about 250 paintings and graphic works. This is one of the largest and most significant private collections of Dutch painting of the XVII century. In deference to Rembrandt, the collection is named after his hometown. Central to it is the work of Leyden artists. It gives an idea of the masters and trends that shaped the look and style of the Dutch Golden Age for several generations. The collection was first shown to the world in 2017 in the Paris Louvre, and then went on a world tour. Exhibitions were successfully held at the National Museum in Beijing, the Long Museum in Shanghai.
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