As a keen observer of the human condition, Rembrandt produced original prints covering a Shakespearean universe of subjects drawn from the world around him as well as taking inspiration from the classical past, religious texts, opera and theatre. With memorable insights and a subtle sense of humor, Timothy J. Standring, the Denver Art Museum’s Gates Family Foundation Curator, will discuss what it takes to pull together “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker,” the subject of the Denver Art Museum’s world exclusive exhibition which opens September 15 in Denver.
Join us to gain a new appreciation of Rembrandt the dramaturge, whose brilliant technical achievements as a painter, draughtsman and especially as a printmaker made him one of the most significant artists of European art. Moreover, you’ll understand the entrepreneurial side of this Dutch Master, an artist who revised his images seemingly without end, why he printed them on different papers and — in the end — why he was incapable of repeating himself.
This program is generously underwritten by Mary Ellen Anderson.