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Rembrandt: zoektocht van een genie

Rembrandt: the quest of a genius Exhibition: 1 April - 2 July 2006

From the museum website

After the completion of the Night Watch and the death of his wife Saskia, Rembrandt went through an artistic crisis. This crisis was to last twenty years.

Artistic solutions

This exhibition shows how a searching Rembrandt would ultimately find new artistic solutions. Numerous of his masterpieces now return to the house where they were made. Some of these have not been back here for some four centuries.

Related events

Rembrandt was born in Leiden in 1606. In that same year the house in Amsterdam in which he was to live during his heyday was being built. In 1906 plans were made to convert this very house into a museum. One hundred years later Holland celebrates Rembrandt’s 400th birthday. The share of the Rembrandt House in the celebrations consists of four major Rembrandt exhibitions:

Rembrandt and English etching (17 December 2005-12 March 2006)
Rembrandt: the quest of a genius (1 April-2 July 2006)
Rembrandt: the etcher
(8 July-3 September 2006)
Uylenburgh & son: art and commerce in Rembrandt’s time (16 September-10 December 2006)

Many paintings will return to the place where they were made four centuries ago to be shown at these four exhibitions.

Other venue

Berlin, Gemäldegalerie (4 August-5 November 2006)