Rembrandt: Images and Metaphors

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Haus Publishing, 2006 - Architecture - 304 pages
Rembrandt's Youth in Leiden and his Training as a Painter, Constantin Huygens Discovers Rembrandt and Jan Lievens, The Language of the Baroque, Self-Portraits, Rembrandt the Etcher, Rembrandt Gains Recognition in Amsterdam, Rembrandt and Saskia, Rembrandt's Commissions from Prince Frederick Hendrick, Rembrandt and Judaism, The Biblical Histories of the First Amsteram Period, An Uncommon Subject, Rembrandt and Antiquity, Self-Portraits of the Baroque Period, Rembrandt Again Accepts Portrait Commissions, The Night Watch - Myth and Reality, Rembrandt's Crisis and the Art of the 1640s, The Biblical Histories of the 1640s, The Hidden Symbolism of the New Testament Depictions, The Hundred Guilder Print: And the Suggestion of how the Story Hangs Together, Geertghe Dircx and Hendrickje Stoffels, The Etchings of the 1650s, The Paintings of the 1650s, The Language of Pictures: Elimination, Rembrandt's Bankruptcy and the Sale of his House and Encyclopaedic Collection, Rembrandt and Ruffo, Rembrandt's Late Work, Late Self-Portraits, The Myth of the Misjudged and Forgotten Artist.

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Constantin Huygens Discovers Rembrandt and Jan Lievens

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About the author (2006)

Christian Tümpel (2002-2009) was a Professor of the History of Art in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He devoted his life to researching Rembrandt, starting in 1968 with his doctoral dissertation about Rembrandt’s historical paintings, which earned him a fellowship at the Warburg Institute in London the following year. In 1971 he was awarded the Prize of the Dutch Royal Academy of Science for his studies of Rembrandt, an honour the academy bestows only every twenty years. He was a prodigious contributor to the catalogues of international exhibitions, most notably to the anniversary exhibition 'Rembrandt' at the Rembrandt House in Amsterdam. He presented papers at conferences in Washington, Sacramento, Detroit, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin and Hamburg and was involved in the curatorial preparation of major exhibitions of Dutch art and 19th century sculpture in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Nijmegen, Jerusalem, Münster and Berlin. His essays and books on Dutch art and on Rembrandt have been translated into many languages.

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