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Rembrandt van Rijn, Selbstbildnis von vorn gesehen, mit Barrett, um 1634 © Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


Selected master graphics of the Schweriner collection

October 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020

On occasion of the 350th anniversary of his death we dedicate an exhibition to the most popular master of the Golden Age Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669). The exhibition enables unique insights in the valuable collection of 168 etchings, from which a selection of about 40 graphics is shown. They portrait the high quality of prints from 1630 to 1659. Beside self-portraits, landscapes, ordinary genre paintings and religious scenes, also so called night paintings are presented. In those Rembrandts graphical talent is reflected in a special way. The contrasts between bright and dark areas with different shades and the atmospheric effects are typical for Rembrandt. His works show a high technical love of experimentation. As well the wide spectrum of motives as also the brilliant handling with the dry point turn the encounter with his graphical work to a special experience.