The Drawings of Rembrandt: A New Study : Book by Seymour Slive


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This survey of Rembrandt s extraordinary achievement as a draughtsman fills a gap in the enormous literature on Rembrandt.

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More than 150 drawings culled from a corpus of some 800 are discussed in detail – mostly illustrated in colour – made during every phase of his activity, divided by subject into sixteen chapters: Self-portraits; Religious Subjects; Landscapes and so forth. Rembrandt himself kept many of his own drawings of different subjects in separate portfolios and books, so grouping his drawings by subject clarifies Rembrandt s astonishing range as a draughtsman.

Comparative figures illustrate Rembrandt s own paintings and etchings, for which sketches discussed in the text served as preliminary or finished studies. A smaller group is works sketched by Rembrandt after Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, and other predecessors. They are juxtaposed with Rembrandt s own surprisingly creative copies and variations after them, thus making his genius crystal clear.

Seymour Slive, an expert on seventeenth-century Dutch art, is Gleason Professor of Fine Arts emeritus at Harvard University and former director of the Fogg Museum there.


Author: Seymour Slive

264 pages hardcover, 25.6 x 20.4 x 4 cm

ISBN-13: 978-0500238677

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Weight 0.7770
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Brand Books/DVDs
Sub Brand Littlehampton Book
Books & DVDs : Subject Art History
Books & DVDs : Medium Drawing, Theory
Books & DVDs : Author/Artist Seymour Slive

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