Item description for Rembrandt's Landscapes by Boudewijn Bakker...
Rembrandt was an exceptional seventeenth-century painter in that he did not limit himself to one genre. He challenged the artistic standards in all genres, including that of painting landscapes. Rembrandt s earliest landscapes were not so much realistic depictions of the world around him, which was a typical characteristic of his drawings, but representations of maginary surroundings. In his studio he combined landscape elements from various sources, completely from his imagination. In other landscapes Rembrandt stayed closer to home: these paintings show more local features, probably inspired by the realistic motifs he sketched during his strolls in the surroundings of Amsterdam. To mark the Rembrandt Year, all of his landscapes will be exhibited together for the first time in Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal.
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Studio: Waanders Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 10" Height: 11.75" Weight: 3.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2007
Publisher Waanders Publishers
ISBN 904008162X ISBN13 9789040081620
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A break-through study Jul 14, 2007
The first in-depth study on this little-known aspect of Rembrandt's art, this book lists all the landscapes that are known to be of the master's hand and some which used to be attributed to him and are now given to other artists. Each work is splendidly illustrated (many close-ups of details shed a new light on the paintings)and thoroughly analysed; provenances and current locations are accurately listed.
The book, a catalogue for a recent exhibition held in the Netherlands, also places Rembrandt's landscapes in the more general context of 17th century Dutch landscape painting and a sensible and enlightening text reveals new meanings to the works illustrated.