What did Amsterdam portraiture of the 17th century look like? You have a great chance to visit the exhibition titled Rembrandt and Amsterdam portraiture, 1590-1670 at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and get a complete picture of that period. And there are two options for how you do this.
First of all, you can view a virtual tour. This tour allows you to check all the rooms and relish all the works included in the show. Besides, you can listen to some records with an audio guide, which will tell you stories behind paintings.
Or wait until June 6 and visit the exhibition in person. Actually, this show opened on February 18, but due to global pandemic, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum was closed. So, now it makes final preparations for its forthcoming reopening. The museum is adopting all the necessary measures to guarantee the safety of its visitors.
As for the show itself, it presents around thirty-nine of Rembrandt’s portraits as well as major examples by other artists active alongside him in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age. Among other artists are Thomas de Keyser, Frans Hals, Bartholomeus van der Helst and others. All in all, the exhibition features 80 paintings, 16 prints and an etching plate, some never previously seen in Europe.
Rembrandt and Amsterdam portraiture, 1590-1670 will reveal the variety and quality of these works and will present the stories behind the sitters in them: married couples, scholars, businessmen, craftsmen at work, children, the artists themselves and also important group portraits. The show is curated by Norbert E. Middelkoop, known as the curator at the Amsterdam Museum.
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