Rembrandt to make debut at the ‘other’ Louvre
The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to carry the famed name outside of France, announced on Sunday it will roll out works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer this month. Works by the two artists are part of the gallery’s first exhibition this year, entitled “Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden collection and the Musee du Louvre”. The exhibit, on display in the UAE capital from February 14 to May 18, is dedicated to the famed “fijnschilders” — fine painters — of the Netherlands. “Rembrandt is a master of the Golden Age,” museum head Manuel Rabate said. “He’s a universal genius, he’s connected to the world.” The exhibition features 95 works, including Vermeer’s “Young Woman Seated at a Virginal” alongside Rembrandt’s “Portrait of a Man” and “Study of the Head and Clasped Hands of a Young Man as Christ in Prayer”.
Earth may be experiencing warmest decade on record:
The decade from 2014 to 2023 could end up being the warmest in over 150 years of records, say scientists who predict that the global average surface temperature for the next five years will be 10 Celsius above preindustrial levels. The figures released by the UK Met Office include data from a number of sources including the latest publication of provisional figures for 2018. Records for annual global average temperature extend back to 1850.
A Rembrandt painting at Louvre Abu Dhabi