Saint Bavo
Saint Bavo, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden. On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum until February 28, 2010

Related Events

J. Paul Getty Museum
On Quality. The master's prototypes, versus his pupils' variants
Lecture
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Recent analysis of Rembrandt's painted oeuvre has revealed the frequent occurrence of pairs and small groups of paintings with strong similarities but also significant differences. In the past such works were seen as steps in one artist's development. However, evidence suggests that one of these paintings is usually the prototype by the master, while the other is a free variant by a pupil. Such student works must have enabled apprentices to make steps in the learning process while at the same time producing commodities for the art market. Ernst van de Wetering, Head of the Rembrandt Research Project, discusses his ongoing research into this phenomenon of teaching and studio practice.

J. Paul Getty Museum
Beyond Rembrandt: From Hoet to Boilly
Course
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Art historian Barbara Gaehtgens and Anne Woollett, curator of paintings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, lead a collaborative conversation on the development of Dutch history and genre painting and its influence on French painting from the late 17th through the early 19th century. Course fee $30, (includes tea).
Getty Center: Research Institute Lecture Hall
Also on View

J. Paul Getty Museum
Portrait of a Rabbi
May 7, 2009–March 2011
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Portrait of a Rabbi, about 1640–45 from a New York private collection is on temporary loan to the J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles.

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These are the events, lectures, tours, and exhibitions that occurred between May 2009 and Spring 2010 that were related to this project.

Exhibitions  Also on View  Other Programming


Exhibitions

J. Paul Getty Museum
Drawing Life: The Dutch Visual Tradition
November 24, 2009–February 28, 2010
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

During the 1600s, citizens of the Netherlands witnessed increasing political freedom, religious tolerance, and economic prosperity that resulted in a boom of artistic patronage and art production. Dutch artists began to portray their native land with its bustling cities, rustic countryside, and placid waterways. These landscapes were complemented by scenes of everyday life in which peasants frolicked, merchants ice skated, and cows rested in fields. This exhibition of Dutch drawings from the Getty Museum's collection traces the invention of these new genres and examines the persistence of these genres in the 18th and 19th centuries. This exhibition complements the Museum's winter premiere presentation Drawings by Rembrandt and his Pupils: Telling the Difference.

Exhibition Web page
Norton Simon Museum
The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt
December 4, 2009–March 22, 2010
Norton Simon Museum
www.nortonsimon.org

Rembrandt's prominence as a painter of portraits, particularly those of the merchants and burghers of Amsterdam, is well known. But the artist's etched prints also have a place and purpose in recording the visages of his contemporaries. A skilled, innovative printmaker, Rembrandt embraced etching as a means of expression and experimentation. Culled from the Norton Simon's extensive collection of Rembrandt prints, the 15 etchings on view illustrate the artist's keen power of observation as well as his gift for drama and humor. In addition, the exhibition addresses the function of these portrait prints, whether they were commissioned, created at the artist's initiative, or perhaps done as a meditation on the visage of a loved one.
San Diego Museum of Art
From Rembrandt's Studio: The Prints of Ferdinand Bol
December 5, 2009–March 7, 2010
San Diego Museum of Art
www.sdmart.org

The Dutch painter and printmaker Ferdinand Bol entered Rembrandt's workshop in the mid-1630s and worked alongside Rembrandt until 1642, when he established himself as an independent master. Bol was primarily active as a painter, but like most of the artists who spent time in Rembrandt's studio, he also worked as a printmaker and made a group of around 20 etchings. Bol's prints have been little studied, but impressions of nearly all will be included in the exhibition at SDMA, where they will be juxtaposed with examples of Rembrandt's own graphic work. The exhibition will examine the relationship between the two artists while demonstrating Bol's own particular talents as a printmaker. This exhibition brings together works from the Museum's permanent collection, a major group of loans from the collection of George C. Kenney II and Olga Kitsakos-Kenney, and additional loans from other California collections.
The Huntington Library
The Golden Age in the Golden State: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from the Huntington and Crocker Collections
December 5, 2009–March 29, 2010
Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room
www.huntington.org

During the 17th century, a period known as the Golden Age witnessed a great increase in artistic activity in the Netherlands. Over nearly a century of struggle—culminating in the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648—the Protestant Dutch in the North won their independence from Catholic Spain. As the new Dutch Republic became more prosperous, its art market grew. Also at this time, Jesuits in the southern Netherlands (or Flanders) were building churches and commissioning art in an attempt to confirm the faith of Catholics. Both situations greatly influenced the political and economic life of the region, and art flourished. This intimate installation of 15 important works on paper displays biblical, mythological, and genre subjects by such masters as Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt, and Peter Paul Rubens. Organized together with the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, this display is a fitting collaboration between institutions founded by Henry E. Huntington and Edwin B. Crocker—both men who helped bring the railroad to the West.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference
December 8, 2009–February 28, 2010
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Rembrandt was one of the greatest draftsmen of all time. Drawing played a crucial role in his busy studio and Rembrandt taught many pupils to draw in his manner. This major international loan show summarizes and makes accessible the past thirty years of groundbreaking scholarship, juxtaposing drawings by Rembrandt with those of over fourteen of his most talented students, including Ferdinand Bol, Govaert Flinck, and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout. Many of the most famous and beautiful drawings by Rembrandt and his followers will be on view in this exhibition at the Getty Center, its only venue.

Exhibition Web page
Hammer Museum
Rembrandt Prints
January 9–April 4, 2010
Hammer Museum
www.hammer.ucla.edu

Rembrandt was a prolific printmaker and created about 300 prints over his long career. The exhibition includes a variety of etchings with subjects ranging from religious narratives to figure studies and landscape. Drawn from the extensive collection of the Hammer's Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, as well as other institutions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Norton Simon Museum, the exhibition also features different impressions of the same print, allowing the visitor to closely compare the compositions and see how the artist experimented with each individual impression. This exhibition is organized by Cynthia Burlingham, director, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, and deputy director of collections at the Hammer. Rembrandt Prints is made possible, in part, by the Gladys Krieble Delmas foundation.
Timken Museum of Art
Rembrandt's Recession: Passion and Prints in the Dutch Golden Age
January 22–May 2, 2010
Timken Museum of Art
www.timkenmuseum.org

The Timken Museum of Art, which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2010, will showcase some of Rembrandt's New Testament prints from the 1650s, a private collection of 14 landmark works owned and presented by Robert and Karen Hoehn. Rembrandt's Recession: Passion and Prints in the Dutch Golden Age, examines Rembrandt the artist's New Testament subject matter in light of his life and times. Included in the exhibition are some of the artist's most well known images, such as Christ Preaching (La Petite Tombe) of about 1652, Christ at Emmaus of 1654, and two of his greatest prints, Ecce Homo of 1655 and Three Crosses of about 1660.



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Also on View

J. Paul Getty Museum
Portrait of a Rabbi
May 7, 2009–March 2011
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Portrait of a Rabbi, about 1640–45 from a New York private collection is on temporary loan to the J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Saint Bavo
June 3–February 28, 2010
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Saint Bavo, about 1662-65 from Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden is on temporary loan to the J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles.



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Other Programming

J. Paul Getty Museum
Rembrandt’s Materials and Techniques
Artist-at-Work Demonstration
Sundays, November 22, 2009–January 3, 2010, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Join artist Peter Zokosky as he demonstrates the historic drawing materials and techniques used by Rembrandt and other Dutch artists of the 1600s.
1:00–2:00 p.m. Dry media and 17th-century paper
2:00–3:00 p.m. Historic inks and drawing implements
J. Paul Getty Museum
A Closer Look: Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils
Lecture
December 13, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Two-thirds of the drawings that were once attributed to Rembrandt have been reattributed to his many pupils. Peter Schatborn, emeritus head of the Print Room at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and co-curator of the exhibition Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils, explains how he discerns Rembrandt's drawings from those by his students.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Drawing Life: The Dutch Visual Tradition
Gallery Talk
December 16, 2009, 2:30 p.m.*
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Stephanie Schrader, associate curator of Drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Free; no reservations required.

*Additional talks on January 13, 2010, 2:30 p.m. and February 10, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum
The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt
Spotlight Talk
January 9, 2010, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum
www.nortonsimon.org

Join a Museum educator for a focused 20-minute discussion of the exhibition The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt.
Hammer Museum
Rembrandt Prints
Tour
January 10, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Hammer Museum
www.hammer.ucla.edu

Cynthia Burlingham, director, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, and deputy director of collections at the Hammer Museum conducts a special tour of the exhibition Rembrandt Prints.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Rembrandt—Draftsman
Film
January 18, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Lee Hendrix, senior curator of drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum hosts a screening of the 1985 award-winning documentary Rembrandt—Draftsman. Made for Dutch television by the director Kees van Langeraad, this film (remastered in English) examines the art of drawing in Rembrandt's studio and brings it to life in the context of Amsterdam and its environs in the 1600s. The screening accompanies the exhibition Drawings by Rembrandt and his Pupils: Telling the Difference.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Becoming Rembrandt: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Gallery Course
Friday, January 22 and 29, 2010, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.*
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Who was Rembrandt? Join Museum educators Zhenya Gershman and Keri Jhaveri in this two-part course exploring the materials, influences, and artistic relationships that formed Rembrandt's genius. Course fee $35; $25 students. Open to 30 participants.

* This two-part course will be offered again on February 6 and 13, 2010, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum
Techniques of the Printmaker
Tour
January 31, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum
www.nortonsimon.org

Learn how to distinguish the unique qualities of different graphic processes by looking at prints—including etchings by Rembrandt, linocuts and aquatints by Pablo Picasso, and silkscreens by Andy Warhol.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference
Symposium
February 2, 2010
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

A one-day symposium will be held in conjunction with the major loan show of the same name at the Getty Museum. An international panel of scholars will address the body of drawn work by Rembrandt and his pupils, the methodology of telling the difference, and the arc of scholarship in the field over the past half century. Registration required, $15 fee. Call (310)440-7300 for reservations.

Symposium Web page
J. Paul Getty Museum
Drawing from Rembrandt
Studio Course
February 4, 2010, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Join artist Richard Houston for this daylong class exploring the work of master draftsman and storyteller Rembrandt. Drawing inspiration from Rembrandt, participants investigate gesture, mark-making, value, composition, and expression through a series of studio exercises, gallery discussions, and outdoor drawing sessions with a life model. Course fee (includes materials and box lunch) $125. Open to 25 participants.
Timken Museum of Art
Rembrandt, His Followers, and the 1650s
Symposium
February 6, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
University of San Diego
www.timkenmuseum.org

A one-day symposium will be presented by the Timken Museum of Art and hosted at the Joan B. Krok Insititute for Peace & Justice Theater at the University of San Diego. Speakers include: Dr. Stephanie S. Dickey, the Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Martin Royalton-Kisch, Senior Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, The British Museum, London; and Dr. Walter Liedtke, Curator of European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Gordon Getty Concert: Repast
Concert
February 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Hailed by the New York Times as a "graceful, energetic ensemble," Repast delves into its masterful repertoire of the Baroque era to present an evening of music from Rembrandt's Amsterdam. As a cosmopolitan port city and center for printing and publishing, this capital of the Netherlands in its golden age enjoyed a musical life that included both native productions and rich contributions from abroad. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.
Timken Museum of Art
Art in the Afternoon
Talk
February 11, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
www.timkenmuseum.org

John Marciari, Curator of Italian and Spanish Painting at the San Diego Museum of Art, examines two concurrent exhibitions on Rembrandt: Rembrandt's Recession: Passion and Prints in the Dutch Golden Age at the Timken Museum, and From Rembrandt's Studio: The Prints of Ferdinand Bol at the San Diego Museum of Art. Meet at the Timken Museum of Art; participants will walk to the nearby San Diego Museum of Art as part of this gallery talk. Free admission to both museums; seating is limited.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Point-of-View: Artist’s Talk
Talk
February 13, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Artist Richard Houston explores Rembrandt's drawings and those of his contemporaries in this in-gallery discussion. Space is limited. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 1:00 p.m. the day of the talk. February 13, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
Rembrandt in the Shadow of Rubens
Lecture and Reception
February 25, 2010, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
www.timkenmuseum.org

Speaker is Sir Christopher White, former director of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Lecture will be followed by a reception.
$25 Timken members/$35 non-members
Norton Simon Museum
The Face of a Nation: Rembrandt and His Time
Course
February 27, 2010, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum
www.nortonsimon.org

Ann Jensen Adams examines Rembrandt's contribution to the development of portraiture—of both painting and prints—in relation to the traditions he inherited, market pressures, and evolving understandings of the individual within these new political, cultural, and social structures. Rembrandt's remarkable innovations in the portrayal of himself and his contemporaries were part of the monumental changes taking place in seventeenth-century Holland, which witnessed the development of capitalism, a republican form of self-government; the so-called Scientific Revolution; and the Protestant Reformation. These changes had a profound impact upon understandings of personhood, and by extension how the individual was to be portrayed. Ann Jensen Adams is Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of California at Santa Barbara. The fee of $15 includes admission to the galleries on the day of the class. Walk-in registration begins at 10:15 a.m. For further information and registration, call (626) 844-6980.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Rembrandt and Frans Hals as Portraitists: A Comparison
Lecture
February 28, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
J. Paul Getty Museum
www.getty.edu

Rembrandt and Frans Hals were the two great portrait painters in Holland in the 17th century. Christopher White, director emeritus of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, looks at the two artists’ different approaches in depicting their sitters.
Timken Museum of Art
Rembrandt: Passion and Compassion
Talk
March 18, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
www.timkenmuseum.org

Speaker is John Wilson, Timken Executive Director. Free admission; seating is limited.
Timken Museum of Art
Rembrandt and the Art of Printmaking*
Talk
March 25, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
www.timkenmuseum.org

Speaker is Victoria Sancho Lobis, Curator of the Print Collection and Fine Art Galleries, University of San Diego. Free admission; seating is limited.

*This talk will be repeated in Spanish on April 29, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
The Search for Rembrandt
Conversation and Reception
April 15, 2010, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
www.timkenmuseum.org

Speakers are John Wilson, Timken Executive Director, and Robert Hoehn, Rembrandt collector. Lecture will be followed by a reception. $25 Timken members/$35 non-members
Timken Museum of Art
Tales inspired by Rembrandt’s Recession
Talk
April 17, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Timken Museum of Art
www.timkenmuseum.org

Speakers are John Wilson, Timken Executive Director, and Robert Hoehn, Rembrandt collector. Lecture will be followed by a reception. $25 Timken members/$35 non-members



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For Scholars

CODART
Study Trip to Los Angeles
February 1–5, 2010
Curators of Dutch and Flemish Art (CODART)
www.codart.nl

CODART will hold their annual study trip for curators of Dutch and Flemish art in Los Angeles, California.



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