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.
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Rembrandt, Vermeer & Style
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!)
Link to Virtual Tour on Google Arts & Culture
Operation Night Watch
The largest research and conservation project ever for ‘The Night Watch’ has started. This is happening live in the museum and you can see it here.
The Rembrandt Story
Key works, biography and important ideas related to the mesmerizing art and career (with all its ups and downs) of the insightful portraitist on The Art Story