The iconic Teylers Museum, named after its chief patron Pieter Teyler van der Hulst is set to display 100 paintings by Rembrandt. The exhibition of the Dutch master’s work is expected to feature some of his well-beloved paintings from the 28th of September, 2013 to the 19th of January, 2014. Since its establishment in 1784, for over two and a quarter centuries, Teylers Museum has hosted and displayed some of the finest works of art in Holland. Located on the banks of the magnificent river Spaarne, the museum has acquired an impressive collection of works by several masters including Michelangelo, and Rafaël while hosting exhibitions of contemporary pop art featuring the work of Andy Warhol.
As the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands, the Teylers Museum is a natural choice to exhibit of the work of the man who is considered the country’s greatest artist. The hallowed halls of the museum are also home to rare works of art by several European masters and an enviable collection of fossils, coins and scientific instruments in a series of popular exhibits that chronicle the development of the arts and sciences in the Netherlands.
The exhibition is expected to feature a wide selection of paintings, etchings and drawings taken from Rembrandt’s extensive collection of over three thousand works and will feature art that has been pre-selected by thousands of Rembrandt aficionadoswho represent communities from around the globe. Over two centuries, the museum has painstakingly acquired almost all of the master’s prints including some drawings that have never been displayed or seen before. The master’s eclectic portfolio of work has included some of the world’s most famous paintings that span Biblical themes, landscapes, portraits and nudes. Rembrandt’s lasting influence on Dutch art and the celebration of his life and work are expected to draw thousands of visitors from around the world to this marquee exhibition that will also coincide with the 344th memorial of Rembrandt’s passing on the 4th of October.
As the chief proponent of the Golden Age of Dutch art, Rembrandt played a significant role as an artist and teacher, instructing and influencing hundreds of pupils and imitators. The Teylers Museum exhibit will feature work from several phases of Rembrandt’s career including the Leiden period and his later work from all three Amsterdam periods. A collection of early sketches will feature Rembrandt’s artistic journey and evolution into an independent master.
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