Cleveland Museum of Art opens historic exhibition 'Rembrandt In America' on Sunday
Posted February 17, 2012 in Articles
Author: Lee Jordan, WEWS Channel 5 Cleveland
The largest collection of authentic works by Rembrandt in a century is opening this weekend at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The seventeenth century Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn is one of the most important artists in the history of Western art. Fifty of his most extraordinary works and pieces inspired by him follow the fascinating story of those who collected Rembrandt in America, and the evolution of the Dutch master through his career.
It is the gaze of the master himself that greets visitors to Rembrandt In America, opening this Sunday, February 19, at the Cleveland Museum of Art .Rembrandt van Rijn. Self-Portrait, 1659 ushers you into the emotionally intimate, luminous work of the Dutch artist.
Known for his expressive portraiture and narrative style, the Cleveland exhibit makes the most of these treasures, presented in a series of galleries that showcase the shadow and light Rembrandt used to capture his subjects so authentically. Co-curator Jon Seydl said Rembrandt "had a way of capturing personality, life, capturing figures in three dimensions and he was an incredible storyteller."