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Rembrandt's Mother

Myth and Reality

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Rembrandt's Mother by Christiaan Vogelaar
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About half of the work Rembrandt did in Leiden consisted of paintings, etchings and drawings showing older people. In these works an old woman is frequently portrayed who has traditionally been held to be Rembrandt's mother, Neeltje Willemsdr. van Zuijdtbroek. Whether Rembrandt really depicted her or whether this is a myth which has persisted for centuries is still not clear. This book discusses the creation of this myth, which although not firmly based on facts, has been an essential part of Rembrandt's image for centuries. The works for which Rembrandt's mother was the model and which are reproduced in this book give an idea of the young artist's iconographic interests. For instance, Rembrandt depicted her as a prophetess, attentively reading a book. Sometimes she plays an active role in religious or allegorical pictures. A similar model can also be recognised in paintings by Rembrandt's friend Jan Lievens and his first pupil, Gerrit Dou. By showing the paintings of these young masters the book e
Release date NZ
February 13th, 2006
Contributors
Contributions by Anouk Janssen Contributions by Volker Manuth
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Illustrations
125 col.
Imprint
Waanders
Pages
288
Dimensions
210x260x25
ISBN-13
9789040081637
Product ID
2075375

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