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Lives of Rembrandt - by Joachim Von Sandrart & Filippo Baldinucci & Arnold Houbraken (Paperback)

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The prodigious talent of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (ca. 1606–1669), along with his disregard for many of the artistic conventions of his day, astonished, delighted, and dismayed his contemporaries. The full gamut of their reactions is revealed in these three biographies, which were first published in the decades following Rembrandt’s death and appear here in English for the first time in their entirety.

These extraordinary documents, by German, Italian, and Dutch authors schooled in the conventions of neoclassicism, provide richly varied accounts of Rembrandt’s impact on the art world of his time. While the authors for the most part acknowledge his brilliance, sometimes grudgingly, they are wary of Rembrandt’s reliance on personal talent rather than on the rules of art. So, too, are they annoyed at his skill in manipulating the art market. Filled with colorful and amusing anecdotes, these critiques, handsomely complemented here with vivid illustrations, bring into sharper focus the originality and psychological acuity that remain Rembrandt’s trademark to this day.

An informative introduction by the scholar Charles Ford situates these texts in the art-historical context of the seventeenth century.
Number of Pages: 111
Genre: Art, Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: Lives of the Artists
Format: Paperback
Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Pubns
Author: Joachim Von Sandrart & Filippo Baldinucci & Arnold Houbraken
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53526944
UPC: 9781606065624
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-3604
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