The Museo del Prado presented from October 7, 2008 to January 6, 2009 the exhibition Rembrandt, painter of stories, curated by Alejandro Vergara, head of Conservation of Flamenco Painting and Schools of the North of the Prado Museum, which includes thirty and five paintings and five engravings by Rembrandt, one of the greatest painters of the Dutch gold century less represented in the Spanish collections.
For this exhibition, the most important on the Dutch master organized in Spain, the Prado Museum, which only has a painting by Rembrandt, Artemis, painted in 1634, has managed to bring to Madrid outstanding works of the painter focused on religious, mythological subjects and historical, the most important pictorial genres for the artists of his time.
This catalog includes individual entries for each of the forty works in the exhibition and two extensive essays by the curator, Alejandro Vergara, and Mariët Westermann, director of the Institute of Fine Arts at the University of New York, in which the sources are explored of inspiration and the development of the particular narrative style of Rembrandt, as well as a chronology with the highlights of the painter's life. The collaborations of these two authors are completed with the contribution of Teresa Posada Kubissa.
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