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2014-03-09 08:20:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kimbell Art Museum announced today the acquisition of Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield, c. 1656, an exceptional work by one of the greatest landscape painters of all time, Jacob van Ruisdael. As the leading exponent of the Dutch landscape tradition in the 17th century, Ruisdael was renowned for his love of nature and for his ability to render its glories in paint. The remarkable work, impressively large and in...

2013-05-17 23:14:00

Artists, painters, and art students enjoy the brilliance of Rembrandt´s works viewed in high resolution on iPhone and iPad with Mighty Mack´s Drawings: Rembrandt van Rijn App. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 — 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that...

2011-08-05 22:41:32

Facebook and artists like Rembrandt have much in common, says the author of "Friending the Virgin: some thoughts on the pre-history of Facebook" in the open access journal SAGE Open. The main commonality lies in the act of portraiture, which consists of more than just the realistic depiction of a subject, but also a number of rhetorical decisions closely intertwined with evolving ideas of identity and society, according to author Larry Friedlander. The article points out the complex...

2011-04-15 08:27:00

HAARLEM, The Netherlands, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The official handover of the largest gift in recent Dutch museum history took place today in the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem (The Netherlands). The Elisabeth van Thueringen Fund is donating eleven works of art from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to the City of Haarlem and the Frans Hals Museum. Among the works there is a large and rare group portrait by Frans Hals. The total value of the gift is at least EUR100 million. The...

2011-03-29 20:05:40

Gaze upon Rembrandt's The Night Watch, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, or one of the great Dutch master's famous self-portraits. Contemplate Caravaggio's Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Supper at Emmaus, or the famed Italian artist's Seven Works of Mercy. Admire Peter Paul Rubens' Prometheus Bound, Portrait of WÃ…“šadysÃ…“šaw IV, or the Flemish baroque painter's The Exchange of Princesses. Speaking at the 241st National meeting & Exposition of...

2006-07-13 21:19:04

By Alexandra Hudson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - His face is one of the best known in the art world, and as the Netherlands celebrates the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth, his life and work retain few secrets. But did you know he was once a Nazi icon? An exhibition at the Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam recalls the Nazis' largely forgotten mission to incorporate the Dutch painter into fascist ideology, and win sympathy in the Netherlands, which they occupied in 1940. The artist...

2005-12-29 09:37:50

By Alexandra Hudson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An aging Rembrandt gazes out over the city where he made his name and lost a fortune from a billboard on a 17th century church wall. The Dutch painter's prominence in the heart of Amsterdam's picturesque canal district, a stone's throw from his last home and unmarked grave, heralds next year's celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of his birth. The Netherlands hopes to attract at least 250,000 extra visitors with exhibitions of...

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