Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rembrant's ‘The Jewish Bride’ at the Rijksmuseum

Isaac and Rebecca, Known as ‘The Jewish Bride’, by Rembrandt
NETHERLANDS---For the first time the Rijksmuseum will present a major show to Rembrandt’s late work, in Amsterdam, the city where it was created. With 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints, Late Rembrandt presents a comprehensive overview of the artist's work between approximately 1652 and his death in 1669 including Isaac and Rebecca, Known as "The Jewish Bride." It was once common for people to have themselves portrayed as historical personages. This man and woman chose the loving biblical couple Isaac and Rebecca. Rembrandt veered from the conventional by representing the pair in an intimate and private moment, and by using a thick, impasto manner of painting. The artworks in the exhibition are on loan from leading international museums and private collections, many of which have been brought together for the first time. [link]