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The Rembrandt Experiment

Exhibition: 9 March - 24 June 2018

To this day Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam) ranks among the most eminent painters in history. His etchings, too, have always been of exceptional renown. The founding director of the Academy of Art Düsseldorf, Lambert Krahe (1712-1790), already recognized the significance of these works for artists in training and acquired more than 200 etchings by Rembrandt.

Around 100 of these graphic works from the historic stock of the Academy of Art Düsseldorf will be shown in the exhibition. Students of this renowned Düsseldorf academy now make reference to this selection of works, exploring Rembrandt’s portraits, landscapes and religious themes. Works resulting from this extraordinary experiment will be selected by a jury and presented in the exhibition.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Self-portrait, 1633
Museum Kunstpalast, Sammlung der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (NRW)