As famous during his lifetime as after his death, Rembrandt (1606-1669) was one of the greatest masters of the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. His portraits not only transport us back to that fascinating time, but also represent, above all, a human adventure; beneath every dab of paint the spirit of the model seems to stir. Yet these portraits are only the tip of the Rembrandt iceberg, which consists of over 300 canvasses, 350 engravings, and 2,000 drawings. Throughout his oeuvre, the influence of Flemish Realism is as powerful as that of Caravaggio.He applied this skilful fusion of styles to all his works, conferring biblical subjects and everyday themes alike with an unparalleled and intimate emotional power.
Honorary chairman of the University of Amsterdam, Émile Michel remains a reference in Flemish painting with his monographs such as Rubens: His Life, Works and Timesand The Brueghels, also published by Parkstone Press. A result of years of research, Rembrandt: Painter, Engraver and Draftsmanis one of his major works.
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