Rembrandt, Rubens and Golden Age of Painting in Europe 1600 -1800 from the Speed Art Museum Louisville, Kentucky at the El Paso Art Museum – El Paso, TX

September 15th, 2012 by

Jacob van Walscapelle (Dutch, 1644 – 1727), Floral Still Life, 1681, Oil on canvas, 40 ¼ “ x 25 ¼ “, Gift of Eleanor Bingham Miller and Barry Bingham Sr., In honor of Mary Caperton Bingham, The Speed Art Museum Collection

September 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Organized by the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, and having traveled to other US venues such as, most recently, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, the exhibition Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and Golden Age of Painting in Europe from the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky will bring to El Paso more than 70 major works by the three painters named in the show’s title, together with pictures by a wide range of other European masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. Just a few of the many other painters in the show are Tiepolo, Hogarth, Van Dyck, Teniers, Jordaens, Ruisdael, Boucher, and Panini. Highlighting the strength of the Speed’s European collection, which is the work of Old Masters of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French, and English schools, this comprehensive display provides a rich illustration of the distinctive character of European painting in this era, when remarkable cultural, religious, and economic changes led to major transformations in art, whether in terms of subject matter, marketing, or production. The exhibition is composed of dramatic portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, genre scenes, and themes from classical antiquity.

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Rembrandt in America at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Minneapolis, MN

June 24th, 2012 by
Lucretia. Photo: courtesey of Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The William Hood

Lucretia. Photo: courtesey of Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The William Hood

June 24, 2012 – September 16, 2012

Rembrandt in America travels to the Minneapolis Insitute of Arts. It is the first major exhibition to explore how the desire for Rembrandt paintings by American collectors has fueled research about the artist’s work. The groundbreaking exhibition contains over 50 works, with about 30 autograph paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, the largest number of the artist’s authentic paintings assembled from American collections in a century. Additional works on view in the exhibition were thought to be by the renowned Dutch artist when they entered American collections, but their attributions can no longer be maintained. Rembrandt in America therefore also offers a survey of Rembrandt as a painter and as a master, including works produced by his studio and a broader network of adapters, followers, and copyists.

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Treasures from the Kenwood House at MFAH – Houston, TX

May 29th, 2012 by
Frans Hals, Pieter van den Broecke, 1633. Photo: courtesy of Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood House

Frans Hals, Pieter van den Broecke, 1633. Photo: courtesy of Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood House

 June 3, 2012 – September 3, 2012

Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London will open this weekend at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

A magnificent painting collection known as the Iveagh Bequest resides at Kenwood House, a neoclassical villa in London that was remodeled by Robert Adam in the eighteenth century. Donated to the nation by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847–1927) and heir to the world’s most successful brewery, the collection was shaped by the tastes of the Belle Epoque—Europe’s equivalent to America’s Gilded Age—when the earl shared the cultural stage and art market with other industry titans such as the Rothschilds, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Henry Clay Frick. Acquired mainly from 1887 to 1891, the earl’s purchases reveal a taste for the portraiture, landscape, and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish works that could typically be found in English aristocratic collections. This exhibition includes approximately fifty masterworks, the majority of which are drawn from the Iveagh Bequest, with several additional works from Kenwood’s collection.

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Drawings by Rembrandt and his pupils at the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, TX

April 15th, 2012 by
Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669, Four Studies of Male Heads, Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: courtesy of Allan Macintyre © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669, Four Studies of Male Heads, Maida and George Abrams Collection, Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: courtesy of Allan Macintyre © President and Fellows of Harvard College

April 15 – July 18, 2012

A selection of works from one of the world’s finest private collections of Dutch drawings will be presented in the Audrey Jones Beck Galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, beginning April 15. Selected from the collection assembled by George and Maida Abrams over five decades, the exhibition includes nine works by Rembrandt as well as nearly fifty sheets by his pupils and followers, including examples never before exhibited or published. The exhibition was originally organized by the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Rembrandt at work Kenwood house at metropolitan

April 5th, 2012 by

Date: April 5, 2012

Source: The New York Times, by Roberta Smith

News Item: You Can Almost Hear Him Sigh, Rembrandt at work at Metropolitan Museum

Quote: This year the joys of spring in New York include the visit of a large, magnificently plainspoken self-portrait by Rembrandt to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Never before exhibited in this country, it comes from the collection of Kenwood House in North London, which is closed for repairs; it will subsequently join other Kenwood paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for an exhibition that will open in June and then travel to three other American museums.

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Now at the Metropolitan Museum: Rembrandt at Work, self-portrait from Kenwood House – New York, NY

April 3rd, 2012 by

 

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam). Portrait of the Artist, ca. 1663–65. Oil on canvas; 45 x 37 in. Photo: courtesy of English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood), London

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam). Portrait of the Artist, ca. 1663–65. Oil on canvas; 45 x 37 in. Photo: courtesy of English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood), London

April 3 – May 20, 2012

Kenwood House, the London museum that holds the art collection known as the Iveagh Bequest, is closing for renovations. By special arrangement, Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1663–65), which has never before traveled outside Europe, is now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This outstanding canvas is hanging near the Metropolitan’s own self-portrait by Rembrandt of 1660, providing a rare opportunity to compare the two works which, although close in date, are utterly different in scale, format, and expression. The loan is also an occasion for the Metropolitan Museum to bring together in one gallery the late Rembrandts from the permanent collection.

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27Rembrandt Wall Street Journal

March 27th, 2012 by

Date: March 27, 2012

Source: The Wall Street Journal, by Karen Wilkin

News Item: A Rembrandt of Our Invention

Quote: What is it about Rembrandt? Peter Paul Rubens is commonly imagined as the immensely successful head of a busy studio, an international superstar who produced bravura masterpieces while listening to learned readings and attending to diplomatic correspondence; apprentices and skilled assistants helped produce sought-after works priced according to how much the master had “touched” them. By contrast, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)—a generation younger than Rubens—is regarded as an embattled loner, painting only to please himself and suffering neglect and poverty because of it.

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Rembrandt and Degas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City

February 22nd, 2012 by
Self-Portrait as a Young Man. Photo: courtesey of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Self-Portrait as a Young Man. Photo: courtesy of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

February 23, 2012 – May 20, 2012

Rembrandt and Degas: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning February 23, will feature a series of early portraits by the two artists and highlight the Dutch master’s guiding influence on the young French Impressionist. The first exhibition to examine this subject, it will unite some two dozen works by the artists, including oil portraits, drawings, and etchings from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection and other museums in the United States and abroad. The intimate scale of the exhibition and size of the works on display will illuminate the unique kinship that exists between the selfportraits created by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and Edgar Degas (1834- 1917) at the start of their illustrious careers.

The exhibition was organized by the Rijksmuseum, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

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“Rembrandt in America” exhibition at The Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland, OH

February 16th, 2012 by
Lucretia. Photo: courtesey of Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The William Hood

Rembrandt van Rijn, Lucretia, 1666, oil on canvas, 43 3/8 x 36 3/8 in., courtesy: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The William Hood Dunwoody Fund

February 19, 2012 – May 28, 2012

Rembrandt in America is the first major exhibition to explore how the desire for Rembrandt paintings by American collectors has fueled research about the artist’s work. The groundbreaking exhibition contains over 50 works, with about 30 autograph paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, the largest number of the artist’s authentic paintings assembled from American collections in a century. Additional works on view in the exhibition were thought to be by the renowned Dutch artist when they entered American collections, but their attributions can no longer be maintained. Rembrandt in America therefore also offers a survey of Rembrandt as a painter and as a master, including works produced by his studio and a broader network of adapters, followers, and copyists.

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“Rembrandt’s erotic secrets” exhibition at the World Erotic Art Museum – Miami Beach, FL

February 10th, 2012 by

The ledikant (‘Le lit à la française’). Photo: courtesy of the Barony of Fulwood Trust

November 11, 2011 – March 31, 2012

Rembrandt’s erotic secrets, will showcase what historians, curators and collectors have for centuries declared the iconic Dutch artist’s “dirty little secrets,” twenty etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1609-69) will be unveiled all together for the first time at Naomi Wilzig’s World Erotic Art Museum.

From the collection of The Baron of Fulwood & Dirleton and curated by Naomi Wilzig, assisted by David Tamargo, the etchings will be on view at the museum’s new Rembrandt Gallery through Saturday, March 31. An assemblage of the only existing erotic etchings illustrating Rembrandt’s masterful technique, the exhibit will offer a provocative new perspective on the artist deemed by many as “one of the greatest prophets of civilization.”

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