Throughout his life Rembrandt was considered an exceptional artist by contemporary art lovers. In this highly original book, Ernst van de Wetering investigates his professional life and thinking as an artist. It turns out that from his first endeavors in painting, Rembrandt had embarked on a journey past all the 'foundations of the art of painting' that seventeenth-century written sources considered essential, including human proportions; the use of light and shadow; colour and brushwork and so forth. Rembrandt achieved mastery in all of them. The author demonstrates convincingly how Rembrandt searched constantly for better solution to the pictorial problems he confronted. This book sheds light on his exceptional accomplishments and on the theory and practice of painting in the Dutch Golden Age.
Paperback, 336 pages, many colour reproductions. 24 x 26.5 cm.
Painter at Work, the revised edition, the prequel to The Painter Thinking, is also available in this webshop.
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