REMBRANDT. LANDSCAPE ETCHINGS FROM THE STÄDEL MUSEUM
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijns (1606–1669) - Heiliger Hieronymus in italienischer Landschaft, um 1653
The world-famous paintings by the Dutch Baroque artist Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606–1669) comprise history paintings and portraits. In his drawings and prints, on the other hand, Rembrandt was intensely preoccupied with the phenomenon of landscape. Particularly from the 1640s onwards, Rembrandt employed these more personal, even intimate media to record the impressions he gathered on walks in the countryside around Amsterdam. The result is a panorama of views which convey the singularity of the Dutch landscape as much as they do the artist’s pensive gaze. Within the outstanding collection of Rembrandt etchings in the holdings of the Städel’s Department of Prints and Drawings, the landscapes are represented in near entirety. They will form the core of the show, which – comprising some sixty works in total – will also present a number of other Rembrandt etchings, primarily self-portraits. Insights into the theme of the landscape depiction in printmaking will moreover be provided by a small, representative selection of forerunners and successors.
Curator: Dr Martin Sonnabend (Städel Museum)