Come face to face with Rembrandt's greatest self-portrait 350 years since the artist’s death on 4 October 1669.
At Kenwood, home to Rembrandt’s celebrated Self-portrait with Two Circles, English Heritage is marking this special anniversary year with a free, temporary display showcasing this iconic painting. Begun in c1665, Self-portrait with Two Circles offers one of the most distinctive and defining images of the artist in his late years and has been described as ‘the single greatest painting in a British collection’.
From 4 October Rembrandt #nofilter will explore how the artist presents himself for posterity in this masterpiece of technical brilliance and psychological power. Juxtaposing the ruthless scrutiny of Rembrandt’s timeless self-portrait with the transience of enhanced and filtered images of the selfie age, the painting is displayed alongside a new, digital artwork, generated by visitors over the course of the display.