Tag Archives: Rembrandt


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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


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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


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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


Profiles
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Rembrandt: Myth, Legend, Truth

Some have called him vulgar, ignorant, and greedy. To others he has been the ultimate misunderstood genius. He has represented the bohemian, the liberal, the Romantic, and the revolutionary. Beginning in his lifetime and ongoing as we celebrate his 400th birthday, opinions and beliefs about Rembrandt have changed with the centuries. Read More


Features
UNDERRATED Judy Pfaff, Ziggurat (detail), 1981. Although she was awarded a MacArthur grant, Pfaff is still not given her due. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND AMERINGER & YOHE FINE ART, NEW YORK

Underrated/Overrated

Which artists have been overlooked? And which have we been looking at too much?. Read More