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Rembrandt : the painter at work

Author: Ernst van de Wetering
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rembrandt's working methods and ideas about art elaborately analysed in a richly illustrated publication.|received this year's prestigious American prize, the College Art Association/Heritage  Read more...

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Named Person: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt, Harmensz van Rijn; Rembrandt (Harmensz van Rijn); Rembrandt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst van de Wetering
ISBN: 9053562397 9789053562390
OCLC Number: 38086517
Description: xv, 340 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: I. Introduction: Rembrandt --
an Alchemist? --
II. Painting Materials and Working Methods of the Young Rembrandt --
III. Lost Drawings and the Use of Erasable Drawing Boards and 'Tafeletten' --
IV. The Creation of the Pictorial Idea --
V. The Canvas Support --
VI. The Palette; on the Relationship between Style and Painting Technique --
VII. Rembrandt's Brushwork and Illusionism; an Art-Theoretical Approach VIII. Rembrandt's Method of Working in the 'Night Watch' and his Late Paintings --
IX. The Search for Rembrandt's Binding Medium --
X. The Impact of Time and Rembrandt's Ideas on Colour and Tone --
XI. Perspectives on the Quality of Rembrandt's Art --
Biographical Data, and Chronological List of Rembrandt's Works Reproduced in this Book.
Responsibility: Ernst Van de Wetering.

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