Tag Archives: Rembrandt


Features
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.JOHN LEWIS MARSHALL/COURTESY RIJKSMUSEUM

Rembrandt and the Buttocks-Baring Dress: The Rijksmuseum’s Risk-Taking Director

“To pull people into the museum, you need tricks,” said Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes. “If you feel the need for contemplation, you buy a Rembrandt.” Read More


Crime News
Still from security camera footage of the thieves during a practice run of the robbery on the evening of March 17, 1990.

COURTESY THE ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM, VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, VIA U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

FBI: Suspects in $500 M. Gardner Museum Theft Are Dead

Today an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed to the Associated Press that the suspects in the 1990 theft of 13 works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston—believed to be the largest art theft in history—are dead.In 2013, the FBI … Read More


News
Pyongyang propaganda poster.

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Morning Links: North Korean Propaganda Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More


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Morning Links: Artenol Edition

The painting Saul and David has been reattributed to Rembrandt. It was thought to be his work until 1969, when it was dismissed as the work of a follower. [The Art Newspaper]The Chrysler Museum of Art’s chief curator, Jeff Harrison, … Read More


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Remastering the Old Masters

How curator Keith Christiansen succeeded in giving the Met’s European paintings galleries a fresh new look Read More


Looking at Art
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Why Anthony Caro Broke the Rules

Sculptor Anthony Caro delighted in instigating huge challenges for himself Read More


News
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Sophie Calle: Remembrance of Gardner Paintings Lost

An evocative project about the presence of absence at a museum whose beloved Old Masters disappeared in a notorious heist Read More


Features
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Royal Flourish: A New Look at the Queen’s Collection

The curators of the trove of masterpieces owned by the Queen of England are working to devise new and exciting ways to display them Read More


Trends
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The Color That Wasn’t a Color

In art, black was never basic Read More


Books Reviews
Rembrandt's 1630 self-portrait, stolen from the National Museum of Stockholm in 2000 and recovered five years later.  ©NATIONALMUSEUM, STOCKHOLM/BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY

How Rembrandts Were Stolen 81 Times

Art meets crime in a new book on Rembrandt heists. Read More


Looking at Art
Anselm Kiefer's installation La Berceuse (for Van Gogh), 2010, was in a room devoted to Rembrandt's The Night Watch, 1642.  MYRA MAY

Kiefer on Night Watch

The German artist does Rembrandt, by way of van Gogh. Read More


Profiles
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Standing By His Bid—Unless He Sat

Norton Simon's secret bidding signals were so convoluted that they often worked against him. Read More


Archived Reviews Books
The subject of Young Woman Sleeping, ca. 1654, is Hendrickje Stoffels, Rembrandt’s common-law wife. ©THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Reading Rembrandt’s Shorthand

Rembrandt Drawings
By Seymour Slive
Getty Publications, 260 pages, $49.95 Read More


Features
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Fighting for Their Rights

The modernist masterpieces of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov were nationalized by the Bolsheviks and are now on view in a celebrated and controversial exhibition at London’s Royal Academy. The heirs’ efforts to compel the Russian state to provide them with “reasonable compensation” has become an international legal and political issue. Read More