Rembrandt in Confidence

Jacquemart-André

Paris

16 SEP 2016 - 23 JAN 2017
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As the uncontested master of Dutch art in the seventeenth century, Rembrandt was one of the greatest artists of his era. Possessing remarkable creative power, Rembrandt’s works explore the destiny of mankind as a whole, while focusing on representations of his inner circle. The artist represented his family and close friends—such as his wife Saskia, his last mistress Hendrickje Stoffels, and his son Titus—in numerous studies he executed throughout his life, along with works in which he was the subject; he perfected the art of the self-portrait. Édouard André and Nélie Jacquemart acquired three of Rembrandt’s paintings, which to this day are incontestable masterpieces: the Pilgrims at Emmaus (1629), the Portrait of Princess Amalia van Solms (1632), and the Portrait of Doctor Arnold Tholinx (1656). Each of these three works illustrates a different and fundamental phase in Rembrandt’s creative career: his early years in Leiden, the rapid success of the first years in Amsterdam, and his artistic maturity. The idea emerged of complementing these pictures with other contemporary works by the artist—paintings, engravings, and drawings—, to gain a better understanding of the extent of Rembrandt’s genius and his genesis as a painter.

Visitor Reviews

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy reviewed

Rembrandt in Confidence
@ Jacquemart-André, Paris, France
Just for those who really really love Rembrandt
06 Dec, 2016

Tucked away upstairs the space doesn't do justice to the works on display. It's hardly inviting and the set-up makes it hard to find a rhythm, which in turn interferes with whatever story the curators are trying to tell.

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie reviewed

Rembrandt in Confidence
@ Jacquemart-André, Paris, France
Ok
02 Oct, 2016

A classic exhibit in a beautiful place. Not outstanding though. The rooms are sometimes too dark and explanations not always easy.

Aurelie.old
Aurelie.old

Aurelie.old reviewed

Rembrandt in Confidence
@ Jacquemart-André, Paris, France
classic...
24 Sep, 2016

The museum in itself worth it. The exhibit is nice but not outstanding.