From the Beurs van Berlage website, 8 July 2009
For the first time in history Rembrandt’s complete oeuvre will be on show. By making use of the latest digital techniques all 317 paintings, 269 etches and the most relevant of Rembrandt’s drawings can be marveled at. Even mutilated and lost works have been reconstructed for this exhibition. This unique overview has been compiled by Prof Dr Ernst van de Wetering, head of the renowned Rembrandt Research Project.
A collection of originals would amount to a maximum of 50 works. Rembrandt was an extraordinary painter and each of his paintings is exceptional. His oeuvre requires to be seen in its entirety. The Complete Rembrandt, Life Size gives the visitor the unique opportunity to experience this impressive and majestic oeuvre in one setting. A walk through the artistic mind of the master painter.
The Complete Rembrandt, Life Size is made possible using the latest digital techniques to create photographic prints of Rembrandt’s works in perfect quality at life size.
Rembrandt, a life in 180 paintings
Ernst van de Wetering
224 pp., 23.5 x 26.6 cm
Amsterdam (Local World) 2008