Rembrandt Uncovered

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TitelRembrandt? : The Master and his Workshop
RedaktørerSven Bjerkhof
ForlagStatens Museum for Kunst
StatusUdgivet - 2006

Bibliografisk note

The 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) was celebrated at Statens Museum for Kunst with the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented in Denmark about the miller's son from Leiden who became one of the most important painters art history has ever seen.

The exhibition also directed attention to the group of artists around Rembrandt. Many of these artists – not least Rembrandt's students – have long represented a largely forgotten chapter of Dutch Golden-Age art. Studies from the last few decades have shown that works formerly attributed to Rembrandt were in fact done by his students, sparking a considerable rise in interest in these artists. The exhibition included fine examples of the kind of copies and free variations on Rembrandt's own paintings which his students produced at his workshop in Amsterdam.

The exhibition revealed the results of the studies carried out in the museum collections in recent years. Statens Museum for Kunst has studied those of its paintings that have hitherto been rejected as Rembrandts. This new research unearthed sensational news: The museum owns two paintings by the Dutch master.