Rembrandt Drawings

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Getty Publications, 2009 - Art - 252 pages
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Although the extensive literature on Rembrandt could fill a small library, there has been no up-to-date survey of his extraordinary achievement as a draftsman. Renowned Rembrandt scholar Seymour Slive fills this void with his scrutiny of some 150 drawings culled from a corpus of about eight hundred by the master. The drawings, reproduced in color, are accompanied by etchings and paintings by Rembrandt and others, including Leonardo and Raphael. Unlike other publications of Rembrandt's drawings, they are here arranged thematically, which makes his genius crystal clear. Individual chapters focus on self-portraits, portraits of family members and friends, the lives of women and children, nudes, copies, model and study sheets, animals, landscapes and buildings, religious and mythological subjects, historical subjects, and genre scenes. Slive further discusses possible doubtful attributions, which account for the considerable reduction from earlier times in the number of drawings now ascribed to the master.

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Review: Rembrandt Drawings: 116 Masterpieces in Original Color

User Review  - Gerald Thomson - Goodreads

If you enjoy Rembrandt's etchings, you will certainly enjoy this collection of many of his remarkable drawings. The subjects include Biblical stories, landscape and portraits. There is a great piece ... Read full review

Review: Rembrandt Drawings: 116 Masterpieces in Original Color

User Review  - Sheona - Goodreads

I love this book, good reprints of the Masters drawings and etchings with a short to the point summary of his life make it ideal for learning and understanding more about just how oie of the all time greats was sooooo good! Read full review


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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.

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