During this time when we are faced with so many uncertainties in our daily lives, we often turn to the art of the past for guidance and inspiration.
Rembrandt van Rijn is one of those masters whose enduring legacy, which is both universal and deeply personal, seems to matter now more than ever. Rembrandt’s genius resides in his ability to convey the depth of human emotion—whether in family members and friends or people he met in the street, sometimes in quick sketches and sometimes in carefully finished commissioned portraits—in ways that speak to all of us.The essential humanism of this seventeenth-century Dutch master, built around his studies of the Bible, antiquity, and mythology, as well as his own successes and failures, provided him with insights that allowed him to suggest inner life in ways that no other artist has ever equaled.
Please join us for a discussion of “Why Rembrandt Matters” between Thomas Kaplan, founder of The Leiden Collection, which has the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings in private hands, and Arthur Wheelock, senior adviser to The Leiden Collection and formerly curator of Northern Baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art. The evening will be moderated by Lara Yeager-Crasselt, curator of The Leiden Collection.
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