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Rembrandt : the painter at work

Author: Ernst van de Wetering; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Rembrandt's pictorial intentions and the variety of materials and techniques he applied to create his fascinating effects are unravelled in depth. ... This book offers a view of Rembrandt's daily practice and artistic considerations, while simultaneously providing a more three-dimensional image of the historical artist in general."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst van de Wetering; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
ISBN: 0520226682 9780520226685
OCLC Number: 44950192
Description: xv, 340 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: Rembrandt --
an alchemist? --
Painting materials and working methods of the young Rembrandt --
Lost drawings and the use of erasable drawing boards and tafeletten --
The creation of the pictorial idea --
The canvas support --
The palette; on the relationship between style and painting technique --
Rembrandt's brushwork and illusionism; and art-theoretical approach --
Rembrandt's method of working in the 'night watch' and his late paintings --
The search for Rembrandt's binding medium --
The impact of time and rembrandt's ideas on colour and tone --
Perspectives on the quality of Rembrandt's art.
Responsibility: Ernst van de Wetering.
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"In this book, Rembrandt's pictorial intentions and the variety of materials and techniques he applied to create his fascinating effects are unravelled in depth. ... This book offers a view of Rembrandt's daily practice and artistic considerations, while simultaneously providing a more three-dimensional image of the historical artist in general."--Back cover.

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