Rembrandts Mother: Myth and Reality Christiaan Vogelaar

ISBN: 9789040081637

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238 pages


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Rembrandts Mother: Myth and Reality  by  Christiaan Vogelaar

Rembrandts Mother: Myth and Reality by Christiaan Vogelaar
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About half of the work Rembrandt did in Leiden consisted of paintings, etchings and drawings showing older people. In these works an old woman is frequently portrayed who has traditionally been held to be Rembrandts mother, Neeltje Willemsdr.

vanMoreAbout half of the work Rembrandt did in Leiden consisted of paintings, etchings and drawings showing older people. In these works an old woman is frequently portrayed who has traditionally been held to be Rembrandts mother, Neeltje Willemsdr. van Zuijdtbroek. Whether Rembrandt really depicted her or whether this is a myth which has persisted for centuries is still not clear. This book discusses the creation of this myth, which although not firmly based on facts, has been an essential part of Rembrandts image for centuries.

The works for which Rembrandts mother was the model and which are reproduced in this book give an idea of the young artists iconographic interests. For instance, Rembrandt depicted her as a prophetess, attentively reading a book. Sometimes she plays an active role in religious or allegorical pictures. A similar model can also be recognised in paintings by Rembrandts friend Jan Lievens and his first pupil, Gerrit Dou. By showing the paintings of these young masters the book e



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