Face to face with Rembrandt
Lecture | Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum
Wednesday 15 October 2014 - 17:30 until 19:30
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is acknowledged as a great artist with a profound understanding of what it means to be human. He did not seek to glamorise his sitters or to idealise those shown in his narratives, drawn mainly from the Old and New Testaments. Instead he represented humanity as he saw it, with unflinching realism and great compassion.
Using his extraordinary series of self-portraits as the approach, this illustrated lecture by well-known art historian, Margaret-Louise O'Keeffe, will examine his life and work, focusing particularly on the last two decades of his life, the subject of a major national Gallery exhibition: Rembrand: The Final years. The exhibition is open 15 October 2014 - 18 January 2015.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.