Rembrandt On Paper.
Publisher: Getty Publications
- Book Category: Arts and Photography
- Format: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 96
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 1669), one of the greatest artists in European history, was at the forefront of the Dutch Golden Age. His talent was multifaceted: not only a gifted portrait and landscape painter, he was also an inspired draftsman and printmaker. This gorgeously illustrated book pays tribute to Rembrandt s marvelous gifts as a graphic artist and offers a unique glimpse into his life and creative processes through fifty drawings from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Museum.
Rembrandt s perceptive understanding of the human condition is evident in portraits of himself and his contemporaries. Beginning with the portraiture, the author examines the artist s other favorite themes from mythological subjects to landscapes -and explores the artist s drawing and printmaking techniques. This book is a perfect introduction to the graphic work of this seventeenth-century master."