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Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition

16 July - 6 September 2021

Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition

Exhibition: 16 July - 6 September 2021

Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition is the first exhibition ever to chart the transformative central decades of Rembrandt’s career in the context of the Amsterdam art market, from his arrival in Amsterdam in the mid-1630s to the emergence of his late style in the mid-1650s.

This exhibition explores the transformative central decades of Rembrandt’s career, from his arrival in Amsterdam in the mid-1630s to the emergence of his late style in the mid-1650s. Bringing his paintings, prints and drawings into dialogue with masterpieces by friends, followers and rivals, Rembrandt in Amsterdam will immerse you in the thriving art market of Rembrandt’s time, revealing the exhilarating and stimulating atmosphere that inspired a young artist from Leiden to become the world-renowned master we know today.

This is the first major Rembrandt exhibition in Canada since 1969, as well as the first ever to be presented at the National Gallery of Canada.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main​. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Dickey (Guest Curator at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa) and Jochen Sander (Vice Director and Head of the Collection of Dutch, Flemish and German Painting before 1800, Städel Museum).

Rembrandt (1606-1669), A young woman at her toilet, ca. 1632-33
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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