Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rembrandt in America / NC Museum of Art -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Rembrandt in America
October 30, 2011–January 22, 2012
at the North Carolina Museum of Art / NCMA

This is the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition and the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America.

The NCMA is the only East Coast venue for this exceptional show that features works of art from across the United States, including some of the finest paintings residing in American collections.

Consisting of nearly 50 paintings, the exhibition brings together 27 autograph paintings by Rembrandt as well as others thought to be by the master when they entered American collections but whose attributions can no longer be maintained. These include paintings by Dutch masters Jan Lievens and Govert Flinck.

Rembrandt in America is unique in offering visitors a rare opportunity to envision the evolving opinions of scholars and collectors regarding what constituted an autograph Rembrandt painting over a period of more than a century.

The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue explore the often-controversial issues of collecting and attribution, with a focus on individual paintings where these two related topics intersect.

Well this fabulous show is not traveling to Florida but looks worth the trip up to North Carolina!  GL

NCMA website
Past Blog posts on Rembrandt
Rembrandt website

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