Rembrandt Laughing (detail), about 1628, Rembrandt van Rijn, oil on copper. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Celebrating Rembrandt

GETTY CENTER

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 7 pm

Harold M. Williams Auditorium


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The enduring power of Rembrandt’s art resonates especially strongly in Southern California, home to the third-largest collection of Rembrandt’s paintings in the United States, as well as substantial holdings of drawings and prints. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of his death, in 1669, local curators will discuss Rembrandt’s versatility and impact in three different media: drawings, paintings, and prints. Getty curator Stephanie Schrader offers insight into Rembrandt’s drawings and his keen interest in the cosmopolitan world around him: from the local Dutch landscape to the splendid clothing, jewelry, and weapons of the Mughal emperors; Getty curator Anne Woollett probes the secrets and celebrity of the painting Rembrandt Laughing, the most recent addition to the regional collection; and Cynthia Burlingham, deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Hammer Museum, together with Jacob Samuel, contemporary master etcher and UCLA faculty, deliberate Rembrandt as an inspirational model for today’s printmakers.

This talk is co-presented with the Consulate General of the Netherlands, who will host a reception following the talk.

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