Rembrandt A&I by Mariet WestermannRembrandt A&I by Mariet Westermann

Rembrandt A&I

byMariet Westermann

Paperback | July 15, 2000

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Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), the son of a well-to-do miller from the university town of Leiden, was, by the age of twenty-six, Holland's most celebrated painter -- and he has remained an artist of universal appeal. Rembrandt made his name in Amsterdam, capital of the newly independent Dutch Republic and a magnet for merchants, writers and artists. No one understood its possibilities better than Rembrandt, or captured its personalities and landscapes more memorably.

Whether tracing the highs and lows of Rembrandt's career or explaining the unique qualities of his work, Mariet Westermann's book is always lucid and perceptive. Based on the latest Rembrandt research, it demonstrates splendidly how a contextual study can stimulate the reader's delight in the art itself.

Mariet Westermann is Associate Director of Research and Academic Programs, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and earlier taught at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Title:Rembrandt A&IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.38 × 0.88 inPublished:July 15, 2000Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714838578

ISBN - 13:9780714838571

Appropriate for ages: 13

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This comprehensive volume showcases one of art history’s greatest figures in an insightful tribute to the man and his art. From Rembrandt’s comfortable but ordinary early years to his rise to become one of Holland’s — and the world’s — greatest masters, Rembrandt recounts the artist’s story with text and more than 200 of his paintings. Art fans will develop a new appreciation for the old master with Westermann Mariet’s concise work on the topic.