Rembrandt's Roughness

Author: Nicola Suthor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890209

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 9753

Roughness is the sensual quality most often associated with Rembrandt's idiosyncratic style. It best defines the specific structure of his painterly textures, which subtly capture and engage the imagination of the beholder. Rembrandt's Roughness examines how the artist's unconventional technique pushed the possibilities of painting into startling and unexpected realms. Drawing on the phenomenological insights of Edmund Husserl as well as firsthand accounts by Rembrandt's contemporaries, Nicola Suthor provides invaluable new perspectives on many of the painter's best-known masterpieces, including The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deyman, The Return of the Prodigal Son, and Aristotle with a Bust of Homer. She focuses on pictorial phenomena such as the thickness of the paint material, the visibility of the colored priming, and the dramatizing element of chiaroscuro, showing how they constitute Rembrandt's most effective tools for extending the representational limits of painting. Suthor explores how Rembrandt developed a visually precise handling of his artistic medium that forced his viewers to confront the paint itself as a source of meaning, its challenging complexity expressed in the subtlest stroke of his brush. A beautifully illustrated meditation on a painter like no other, Rembrandt's Roughness reflects deeply on the intellectual challenge that Rembrandt's unrivaled artistry posed to the art theory of his time and its eminent role in the history of art today.

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings IV


Author: Ernst van de Wetering

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402032803

Category: Art

Page: 690

View: 8174

Volume IV of A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings deals uniquely with the self-portraits of Rembrandt. In a clearly written explanatory style the head of the Rembrandt Research Project and Editor of this Volume, Ernst van de Wetering, discusses the full body of work of paintings and etchings portraying Rembrandt. He sets the different parameters for accepting or rejecting a Rembrandt self-portrait as such, whilst also discussing the exact working environment of Rembrandt and his apprentices. This workshop setting created a surroundings where apprentices could be involved in working on Rembrandt paintings making it more difficult to determine the hand of the master. Van de Wetering, who is one of the Rembrandt experts of our day and age, goes down to great detail to explain how the different self-portraits are made and what techniques Rembrandt uses, also giving an overview of which paintings are to be attributed to the Dutch Master and which not. In the additional catalogue the self-portraits are examined in detail. In clear and accessible explanatory text the different paintings are discussed, larded with immaculate images of each painting. Details are shown where possible, as well as the results of modern day technical imaging like X-radiography. This work of art history and art research should be part of every serious art historical institute, university or museum. Nowhere in the art history have all Rembrandt’s self portraits been discussed in such detailed and comparative manner by an authority such as Ernst van de Wetering. This is a standard work for decades to come.

Rembrandt's Reading

the Artist's Bookshelf of Ancient Poetry and History

Author: A. Golahny

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048505216

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 4804

Een reconstructie van Rembrandts bibliotheek en de invloed van zijn leesgedrag op zijn creatieve werk Hoewel Rembrandts interesse in de bijbel al lang als zeer groot erkend wordt, is zijn belangstelling voor seculiere literatuur relatief onderbelicht. Al in 1641 werd Rembrandt door Philips Angel geprezen om 'de ijver waarmee hij de kennis over historische verhalen uitzocht in oude, muffige boeken'. Amy Golahny borduurt voort op deze observatie door Rembrandts bibliotheek te reconstrueren op basis van de boedelbeschrijving naar aanleiding van Rembrandts faillissement in 1656 en door opnieuw waar te nemen hoe het lezen van historische verhalen bijdroeg aan Rembrandts creatieve proces. Golahny plaatst Rembrandt in de in streektaal onderlegde cultuur van het zeventiende-eeuwse Holland en laat zien dat de schilder een pragmatische lezer was wiens aandacht voor historische teksten hem sterkte in de rivaliteit met Rubens voor visueel drama en eruditie.


In the Collections of the National Gallery of Victoria

Author: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,National Gallery of Victoria,A. John Gregory,Irena Zdanowicz

Publisher: Harvard University Art Museums

ISBN: 9780724101313

Category: Art

Page: 156

View: 6307

This comprehensive and lushly illustrated volume considers Rembrandt from three basic viewpoints -- collecting; paintings; drawings and prints. As he was an enormously prolific draftsman (over 2,000 of his drawings survive) and 300 etchings (a third of which are housed in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne), the information on his prints is especially informative, covering his techniques, the Dutch tradition, self-portraits, religious subjects, landscapes, nudes, genre, illustration. Provocative text covers periods of art collecting, issues of attribution, and varying patterns of estimation about him during the 20th century. Analyses of works are original and thought-provoking. (National Gallery of Victoria)

Rembrandt's Enterprise

The Studio and the Market

Author: Svetlana Alpers

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226015187

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 1506

Drawing on and furthering the enterprise of Rembrandt scholars, who have been reinterpreting the artist and his work over the past 25 years, Alpers presents new considerations about Rembrandt's handling of paint, his theatrical approach to his models, his use of his studio as an environment under his control, and his relationship to those who bought his work. Her study is timely in light of recent research showing that well-known works attributed to Rembrandt are by followers instead. Alpers developed her text from a lecture series, and the prose gains readability by retaining some of the flavor of a talk. Still, this will find its audience chiefly among scholars and specialists in the field. Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M. Ln., Cincinnati Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. -- From Library Journal.

Divine mirrors

the Virgin Mary in the visual arts

Author: Melissa R. Katz,Robert A. Orsi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Architecture

Page: 297

View: 5150

Through a unique and stunning collection of paintings, sculpture, rare books, and works on paper, Divine Mirrors examines the complex relationship between sacred imagery and secular identity in the art of the Madonna. This magnificent work--born from a multi-year project that included a museum exhibition, scholarly symposium, and reinstallation of a segment of the permanent collection of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College--features the work of such renowned artists as Il Pintoricchio, Mantegna, Munch, and Leger, alongside fresh, undiscovered masters and little-known works of art. The book's fifty catalogue entries range from a rare thirteenth-century panel painting to a specially commissioned artwork exploring the intersection of religion and modern life. This volume investigates everything from non-Western perceptions of European religious practices to the Virgin Mary's voice in musical composition. In the opening essay "The Many Names of the Mother of God" noted scholar Robert A. Orsi considers why images of Mary offer contemporary Americans such a powerful visual experience. Unlike paintings and sculptures created solely for aesthetic contemplation, Orsi writes, images of Mary are more than just artistic representations--they become for us an embodiment of the Virgin Mother herself. Then, moving into the historical realm, editor Melissa R. Katz guides us on a twenty-century chronological tour that explores the intersection of art history and world history in representations of Mary. Katz's essay "Regarding Mary: Women's Lives Reflected in the Virgin's Image" takes the elements of Marian iconography most relevant to the study of art and weaves them together to provide a guide for modern audiences to engage with the religious origins of our common artistic legacy. Filled with fascinating information, this important work requires no particular background in art history, religion, or the Bible. Readers of all levels will be rewarded with an in-depth encounter with a remarkable and complex figure.

Rembrandt, Beyond the Brush

Master Prints from the Weil Collection

Author: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 4931

Rembrandt Paintings

Author: Horst Gerson,Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Painting

Page: 527

View: 4280

Oversized art book.

The Unfinished Print

Author: Peter W. Parshall

Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited


Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 9751

The question of 'finish' in art has been regarded with increasing fascination since the Renaissance. In the graphic arts this question has involved what it means to achieve aesthetic resolution in printmaking. The Unfinished Print investigates for the first time the history of finish and unfinish in printmaking from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century. Locating the problem within its broader intellectual and cultural context, the book examines the amplified concern with artistic process in the work of Rembrandt, rococo taste for proof states in the wake of Watteau, the Romantic fascination with the artistic fragment, and the complex investigation of technical process that dominated printmaking in late nineteenth-century Paris.

Rembrandts Rauheit

Eine phänomenologische Untersuchung

Author: Nicola Suthor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770557394

Category: Painting

Page: 220

View: 4981

Die Rembrandt kennzeichnende Materialität des Farbauftrags wird in der Ausdeutung des Bildsujets gern übersehen bzw. als Indiz von Unvollendetheit gewertet. Die visuelle Kraft seiner rauen Malerei ist jedoch, wie Nicola Suthor im Einzelnen zeigt, äusserst subtil und kreiert eine vielschichtige, sinnbildende Textur, die einen Subtext eröffnet und Ausdruckstiefe herstellt. Die stets gelobte Beseeltheit des Dargestellten ist von der Rauheit der Darstellung nicht zu trennen. Edmund Husserls Differenzierung des Bildes in drei Aspekte und Maurice Merleau-Pontys Begriffe des indirekten Sprechens und des Fleischs dienen als Instrumentarium, die Wirkungsweisen insbesondere; verschmierter Passagen präziser zu analysieren. Auch Rembrandts Helldunkel, die Sichtbarkeit des Malgrunds und die Setzung der Farbe Rot als Farbblock weisen intentionale Strukturen auf, die an der phänomenalen Wucht des jeweiligen Bilds entscheidend mitwirken.

Rembrandt's House

Author: Anthony Bailey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Page: 246

View: 5482

Rembrandt's journey

painter, draftsman, etcher

Author: Clifford S. Ackley,Ronni Baer,Tom Rassieur,William W. Robinson

Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Category: Art

Page: 343

View: 2617

The first comprehensive survey of Rembrandt in years concentrates on his talent for visual storytelling, via paintings, prints, and drawings.

Federico Fellini

Painting in Film, Painting on Film

Author: Hava Aldouby

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442669594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 1936

Federico Fellini professed a desire to create “an entire film made of immobile pictures.” In this study, Hava Aldouby uses this quotation as a launching point to analyze Fellini’s films as sequences of “pictures” that draw extensively on art history, and particularly painting, as a reservoir of visual imagery. Aldouby employs an innovative pictorial approach that allows her to uncover a wealth of visual evocations overlooked by Fellini scholars over the years. Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film sheds light on the intertextual links between Fellini’s films and the works of various artists, from Velazquez to Francis Bacon, by identifying references to specific paintings in his films. Using new archival evidence from Fellini’s private library, brought to light for the first time here, Aldouby draws out Fellini’s in-depth knowledge of art history and his systematic employment of art-historical allusions.

Rembrandts Augen

Author: Simon Schama

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886807024


Page: 744

View: 7054

Framing Formalism

Riegl's Work

Author: Richard Woodfield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057013126

Category: Art

Page: 317

View: 6609

Alois Riegl (1858-1905) was one of the founding fathers of modern formalist criticism. As a member of the Vienna School of Art Historians, he shared their range of interests in the decorative arts, art in transition, conservation and monuments. This collection of critical essays examines various facets of Riegl's work and opens with a new translation of Hans Sedlmayr's famous, and notorious, Die Quintessenze der Lehren Riegls. Included is Julius von Schlosser's assessment of Riegl's contribution to the Vienna School of Art Historians as well as essays by a team of international scholars. This book offers a re-engagement with the ideas of one of the most important and neglected art historians of the 20th century.

Das Rembrandt-Buch

Leben und Werk eines Genies

Author: Gary Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406543692


Page: 383

View: 3426

Gary Schwartz, international renommierter Rembrandt-Experte, beschreibt hier anschaulich und lebendig das Leben und Werk Rembrandts. Ob Zuschreibungsproblematik, Biographie, historischer und sozialer Kontext oder Bildanalyse - in allen diesen Bereichen er

Rembrandt, Quest of a Genius

Author: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,Ernst van de Wetering,Michiel Franken

Publisher: W Books


Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 3043

Concentrates on recent research into Rembrandt s life after 1642, the year in which his wife died, shedding new light on the artist as a creative genius, whose entire body of work was the result of a relentless artistic search.