Thursday, 28 November 2013

Rembrandt's etchings to go on display at Temple Newsam

An exhibition of etchings by Rembrandt from the Leeds Collections will be on display at Temple Newsam, Leeds, from November 29.

The exhibition will consist of two displays. The first will examine Rembrandt's portraits and figure studies and the second, will showcase a selection of Rembrandt's biblical prints.

Rembrandt’s career as a printmaker ran parallel with his painting, but he rarely treated the same subject in both medium and only on a few occasions did he reproduce his paintings in print.

Indeed for Rembrandt, print was a distinct art form which he pursued as actively as he did his painting; quickly learning the technical skills involved in etching

His impact and contribution to printmaking is unprecedented and is so significant that it is still reflected in etchings produced today.

Rembrandt: Etchings from the Leeds Collection will be on display at Temple Newsam, Leeds, from November 29, 2013, to July 20, 2014.


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