Explore the art and life of the leading portraitist, the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, through a variety of virtual + online resources from the world’s leading museums.
Rembrandt: The power of his self portraits
The Rembrandt Database is an international collaboration between museums, researcher institutions and scholars providing an online resource for research, information and documentation on paintings by Rembrandt or attributed to him, either now or in the past. Access it here.
The Mauritshuis and Nationale-Nederlanden have brought one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp of 1632, to virtual life in the historic location of the Waag (Weigh House) in the heart of Amsterdam. Learn more here.
Rembrandt in SoCal
Rembrandt in Southern California is a virtual exhibition of paintings by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669) on view in Southern California museums. This collaborative presentation offers a unique guide to exploring these significant holdings and provides information, suggested connections, and points of comparison for each work. Check it out here.
Geen gouden aureool, geen bebloede doornenkrans. Christus is hier afgebeeld als een gewone man. Het portret werd in 1655 geschilderd door Rembrandt, óf onder diens toeziend oog. Het model is waarschijnlijk een joodse man uit Rembrandts buurt, vlakbij de Oude Kerk. Vanaf vandaag tot einde van het jaar is dit bijzondere schilderij te zien in onze Collegekamer. Kom je kijken? Ticket via link in bio. . There's no golden halo, nor a bloody crown of thorns. Christ is painted here as an ordinary man. Rembrandt or one of his disciples painted the portrait in 1655. The model is most probably a Jewish man from Rembrandt's neighborhood near the Oude Kerk. You can see this special painting in our Collegekamer from today till the end of the year. Will you come by? Ticket via link in bio. . #Rembrandt #oudekerkamsterdam #oudekerk #painting...
Met Curator Walter Liedtke explores the curious similarities and interplay between the style of Rembrandt + Vermeer, leading seventeenth-century painters, and the inherited, or shared, schemes of “picture making” in their work. This first of two lectures focuses on Rembrandt.
Virtual Reconstruction: Leiden
but based on scientific research, Building historians working for Heritage Leiden have cooperated intensively with a historical reconstruction artist to virtually recreate the house where Rembrandt was born. Take a virtual tour here.
Virtual Tour: Rijksmuseum
Explore the world famous collection of the Rijksmuseum, including the works of Ruisdael, Vermeer, van Gogh and, of course, Rembrandt (plenty of non-Dutch artists on view as well!)
You best believe I was up bright and early and at the Rijksmuseum when the doors opened in order to get a good look at Rembrandts Night Watch, without all the crowds! . The Night Watch is the peak of Dutch Golden Age painting (completed in 1642) and is a group portrait of a militia company. It’s real title is ‘Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, also known as The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch’ - but that’s a bit of a mouthful, so it was nicknamed Night Watch in the 18th c as the varnish had darkened over time, leading people to think it was a night scene. The dark varnish was removed in the 1940s . . #rijksmuseum #rijksmuseumamsterdam #rembrandt #nightwatch #rembrandtnightwatch #nachtwacht girlsinmuseums infrontofart unknowns_in_museums #girlsinmuseums...
Today the Rijksmuseum are beginning their conservation treatment of Rembrandt’s Night Watch, which will be taking place entirely in the public eye: a glass case has been constructed inside the museum so that visitors can watch the conservators at work, and the process is also being live streamed. Here is Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait Aged 22 from the collection of Knighsthayes (a National Trust property) which was treated by Simon Gillespie Studio as part of the BBC4 series Britain’s Lost Masterpieces. Swipe right to see the painting before treatment, and again to see a detail of later grey overpaint that was removed as part of our treatment from the curls in the artist’s hair. #rijksmuseum #rijksmuseumamsterdam #rembrandt #nightwatch #rembrandtnightwatch #rembrandtselfportrait #knightshayes #nationaltrust #artconservation #oldmasters #selfportrait #artistportrait...
Decided to take a break from spray painting and used this time to reimagine Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” which I seen last month when visiting the Rijksmusuem in Amsterdam. At the time I thought the title of the painting lends so well to the graf scene and it would be dope to re-draw it paying homage to streetart culture, my favourite artists or other things that either amuse or inspire me so there’s loads of things going on in the image. It’s size a3 on Bristol board done using polychromos and fineliners. The photo of it framed was taken under a white artist lamp and the other pictures were taken without exposure to the lamp hence the colour variation between my first picture and the others, its not because of filters! 🔦 . . . #bluntroller #nofilterneeded #ssosva #1up #1upcrew #banksy #rembrandt #rembrandtnightwatch #thenightwatch #drawing #illustration #pencilsketch #mixedmedia #art #polychromos #mtn94 #molotow #montanacans #graffiti #streetart #landscapes #masterpiece #oldmasters #urbanart #slaps #stickers #keithdidthis #stencils #spraypaint #pinkestpink...