Visual Arts: Rembrandt’s Imagination

January 23, 2010
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I envision Rembrandt with chalk or pen always at hand, sketching from life and imagination constantly. This is also how he taught his pupils, who like him also produced numerous drawings related and unrelated to paintings or prints. Why do so many experts disagree? By Gary Schwartz In an earlier column I illustrated a large…

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Visual Arts: At Rembrandt’s Core, The Drawings

January 16, 2010
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How many drawings by Rembrandt are around? More than many experts admit. The issue is not just a quibble over numbers. It has far-reaching consequences for our reconstruction of Rembrandt’s working method and our understanding of his art. The showdown is coming at a conference on the artist at the J. Paul Getty Museum in…

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Visual Arts: The Cotswolds Rembrandt

November 17, 2007
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em>The initial reactions by Rembrandt specialists to the Cotswolds painting were nearly all marked by caution.

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