Experts are not always right. A painting, in the style of Rembrandt which has gathered dust for decades in the basement of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, may very well be by the master or in the least his studio. The portrait thought a copy was never displayed publically by the institution.
I also visited the auction house to view all the lots, which made up quite an impressive exhibition: from ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ as it was called.
Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old.
The largest and most detailed ever photograph of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch has been unveiled on The Rijksmuseum’s website. The 44.8-gigapixel image will allow visitors to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting.
14 October 2019
If you are planning an imminent trip to the Netherlands, there are two must-see exhibitions on at the moment. Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the Shadow of Vermeer at the Museum Prinsenhof, Delft and Rembrandt-Velázquez: Dutch & Spanish Masters at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
13 November 2018
Rijksmuseum marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019 with ‘Year of Rembrandt’. The year-long celebration opens with All the Rembrandts (15 February to 10 June)
21 August 2018
Rembrandt can be a controversial figure. As the latest TV documentary tells us, the number of his paintings recognised as genuine varies with each passing shower.
11 March 2018
High Society is a survey exhibition highlighting thirty-five portraits of the rich, famous and powerful of the day.
24 February 2017
Artlyst has travelled to Paris to the Musée du Louvre, which is currently presenting a selection of masterpieces by 17th-century Dutch painters from the collection of Thomas Kaplan and his wife, Daphne Recanati Kaplan.
24 January 2017
From Selfie to Self-Expression is a new exhibition daring to explore the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present.
The news of a new Rembrandt is bound to set tongues wagging. And any preconceived doubts about its authenticity are immediately allayed: it looks convincingly like any other Rembrandt. Actually, it’s a little too convincing, and if it looks like every other Rembrandt, that’s because that’s exactly what it is. Arriving a little too late for April […]
A new development in the 25 year old case of stolen masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, has come to light. CCT footage shows an unknown man casing the back entrance of the gallery, the night before 500 million dollars worth of art was stolen. There is now new hope that the heist may yet be […]
The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by the great British painter Francis Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of the celebrations […]
25 April 2015
The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition of works by the renowned British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of […]
Francis Bacon and the Masters is the latest exhibition of works by the late-great British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking […]
Rembrandt, unlike Vermeer who made extraordinary universes out of small rooms in the provincial town of Delft, needed to leave his native Leiden for Amsterdam in order to drape his sitters in exotic costumes and enjoy the worldly benefits that his remarkable talent afforded him. Slowly, from clean, crisp portraits and history paintings, atmosphere crept […]
Francis Bacon and the Masters is a groundbreaking exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by Francis Bacon with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum, St […]
A shocking discovery was made during the recent restoration of a Rembrandt masterpiece ‘Susanna and the Elders’ (1647), Focus reports. The work is a representation of the story of Susanna from the Bible. In the painting the elders are blackmailing Susanna and telling her that they will destroy her reputation if she doesn’t come with […]
Alison Black, www.artseer.wordpress.com Rembrandt did not invent the selfie: according to the OED, the image must be a photograph. But if the self portrait is an early version of this twenty-first century trend, Rembrandt may well be one of its forefathers. Although artists have been painting themselves for hundreds of years, not many did so as […]
Ernst van de Wetering; one of the world’s leading experts on Rembrandt has published his latest findings in the sixth edition of the Rembrandt Research Project, in which the expert has re-attributed 70 paintings as the work of the great Dutch painter, reports the Wall Street Journal. Ernst van de Wetering is the only remaining […]
An old master portrait, previously thought to be the hand of a follower of Rembrandt, has now been scientifically verified as being created by the Dutch Master himself. After undergoing eight months of painstaking investigative work at the world famous Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) in Cambridgeshire – and re-examination by the world’s leading Rembrandt expert […]
Frank Auerbach: “Rembrandt is a miraculous draftsman of life in motion and one of the first painters who really moved me. He never stopped being important to me.” Following in a tradition of special displays of works by artists inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s world famous collection of Dutch Masters, six paintings by Frank Auerbach will go […]
The Rijksmuseum and Ordovas are staging a unique joint exhibition in the autumn, centred around paintings and etchings by Rembrandt on loan from the collection of the Rijksmuseum, in conversation with paintings by Frank Auerbach. Raw Truth: Auerbach-‐Rembrandt will open to the public from 4 October to 1 December 2013 at Ordovas, Savile Row, London […]
A last ditch chance to raise the £16,500,000 is needed to keep a newly discovered Rembrandt painting in the UK. The Culture Minister Ed Vaizey took the decision to defer granting an export licence for the painting following a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural […]
A painting on display in the former home of Sir Francis Drake, Buckland Abbey very well may turn out to be a self-portrait by the Dutch Master Rembrandt himself and valued at close to £20m. When Edna Lady Samuel of Wych Cross passed away in 2008, her estate gifted six Dutch paintings to the National […]
Three iconic works from the National Gallery Collection – Manet’s The Execution of Maximilian, Canaletto’s A Regatta on the Grand Canal and Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 63– will be touring galleries and museums around the country between 2014 and 2016. The Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s aim to promote […]
Masterpieces by Rembrandt, Poussin and Velazquez are among a collection of over 40 works from the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg which will travel to Britain for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at one of this country’s finest historic houses, Houghton in Norfolk. The exhibition, HOUGHTON REVISITED: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great’s Hermitage will go […]
The Connecticut mobster recently in the news for his suspected links to the world’s most famous art heist has been arrested on weapons charges Robert V. Gentile, 75, is suspected of having information related to the 1990 Boston art heist in which 13 pieces of art were taken from the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum. […]