The Year of Rembrandt
In 2019, it will be 350 years since the death of Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the most beloved artist of the Netherlands. That is why his work and heritage will be celebrated throughout the year with the must-have biographic book about Rembrandt, exhibitions, events, special Rembrandt stamps and more. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will be displaying its complete collection of Rembrandts simultaneously for the first time.
There is no other place in the world that has as many works by Rembrandt as the Rijksmuseum, but his drawings and engravings are rarely shown because of the light sensitivity. From February 15th until June 10th 2019 there will be 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 engravings on show during the exhibition called All the Rembrandts of the Rijksmuseum.
Rembrandt’s most celebrated masterpiece, The Night Watch, will be renovated from July 2019. The painting will be encased in clear glass chamber to ensure that the painting can remain on display for museum visitors. In the book Rijksmuseum in detail by Wim Pijbes this painting and many others can be viewed with additional information that uncover new details that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.
In the year of Rembrandt there will be a new biographical book on Rembrandt, richly illustrated with the most famous paintings, drawings and engravings, released. Curator at the Rijksmuseum Jonathan Bikker describes the highs and lows of Rembrandt’s life in an accessible way, opening up the genius of Rembrandt’s character and the innovative qualities of his work to the general public.
Written by research curator Jonathan Bikker, designed by Irma Boom and distributed by nai010 publisher. The book is expected on February 1st 2019 and will be available in Dutch and English.