The Glénat edition held a permanent exhibition of Rembrandt prints acquired in Grenoble on Thursday, in 2017, and was released to the public temporarily after a few months.
For conservation reasons, these works are far from natural light in half the sight of the Sainte-Cécile Convent, where the publisher of the Grenoble founded the company. In this dark and small room, families came to see the poor daughters.
72 masterpieces of this Dutch painter from a British collector will be on display in a rotating fashion. The first half can be seen until autumn.
The 36 selected fingerprints, barely bigger than stamps, were grouped into six main themes: nude, mythical or self-portrait, and were exposed in chronological order to illuminate the development of aquafortist technology. Netherlands master.
"Rembrandt was famous for his paintings, but he also had a passion for sculpture and bought his creations and ruined it," said Jacques Glénat on Wednesday at a press conference.
This print gives "a good idea for the development of Rembrandt as an artist and the many topics he has dealt with," says Jaco Rutgers, a Dutch artist and curator.
Digital exploration of the artist's five works is also provided to visitors, including the famous "Portrait with Haggard Eyes" (1630).
The latter also has a magnifying glass to admire the technique of the proposed work.
"Rembrandt was working on the red copper plate with a varnish, then catching the dried spot, putting it in a nitric acid solution, wiping it, and inking it," Sophie says. Boizard, publisher of Glénat.
An artist who mastered this technique fully since 1635, inspired by an immediate environment. The theme is lacking is scenery.
Rembrandt made 290 pieces until his death in 1669.
? 2019 AFP