Rembrandt van Rijn at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

0 Comments on this event

Fourty-five etches of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn will be diplayed at the ‘Rembrandt the Etcher’ exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston untill February 17, 2014.

Etching as a printmaking medium emerged in the early 16th century in Germany and Italy, but its full creative potential only was realized with Rembrandt van Rijn. He was the first etcher to seriously exploit the expressive effect of printing on different papers to make radically different inkings of the same plate, and to dramatically alter the image on the plate.

The exhibition ‘Rembrandt the Etcher’ examines how the artist’s etched images can be deliberately pale and delicate or consist of dense webs of profound darkness. They also can be rough sketches or highly finished, meticulously detailed compositions. Among the works on view are Old and New Testaments narratives—some of the most insightful Biblical illustrations ever conceived—as well as self-portraits, landscapes, nudes and scenes of everyday life.

write a comment

in the spotlight


From March 22 to April 8, Foam will present "Foam Talent" at Red Hook Labs

read more

visual arts

From March 9 to May 28, Lydia Schouten will be featured in the exhibition "Women House" at NMWA

read more


On March 25, Dutch architect André Hoek will give a lecture at STAIR Galleries

read more

visual arts

On March 9, the Young Collectors Circle visited the Dutch Consulate General in New York

read more