Rembrandt, published by Thames & Hudson, presents the life and work of this well-known but still mysterious Dutch painter. Art historian Christopher White carefully describes the mythical character behind the impressive paintings and portraits.
This comprehensive volume includes works by Rembrandt, reproduced in colour throughout. The book is part of Thames & Hudson's World of Art series. Each volume in the series focuses on a particular art form, artist, or genre.
Rembrandt is among the few outstanding artists of universal appeal, his striking self-portraits lauded the world over – yet he remains an elusive, enigmatic figure.
Here, the distinguished art historian Christopher White carefully considers the known facts to build a sensitive and thorough account of the artist’s life and work. He describes the radiant happiness of Rembrandt’s marriage, tragically cut short by the death of his wife, and discusses the catastrophe of his bankruptcy. The psychological factors that may have awakened Rembrandt’s sudden interest in landscape are also explored, as is the artist’s final decade, when he retreated into the private world of his imagination. This comprehensive introduction has now been revised and updated to reflect recent scholarship, and the bibliography has been expanded; Rembrandt’s artworks are now faithfully reproduced in colour throughout.