Rem­brandt to make de­but at the ‘other’ Lou­vre

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TRENDS TIMES -

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”.

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AFP

A Rem­brandt paint­ing at Lou­vre Abu Dhabi

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