Experience a cinematic retelling of the Dutch Master's pivotal years.
An enduring storyteller; a master of light – Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since his death with 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings, including major international loans from The Louvre and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.
Arranged thematically, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey from high drama and theatricality to the contemplative and spiritual, showcasing his use of light. It focuses on the period between 1639 and 1658, when Rembrandt lived in his ideal house in the heart of Amsterdam where he created his most exceptional work, including The Denial of St Peter (1660) and The Artist’s Studio (1658).
Echoing Rembrandt’s power for storytelling, the exhibition’s atmospheric lighting and design has been carefully curated to immerse audiences in his world. The gallery collaborated with the award-winning cinematographer, Peter Suschitzky, known for his work on films such as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Mars Attacks! to create this unique experience.
Highlights include the captivating Philemon and Baucis (1658), shown in the UK for the first time, the contemplative Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb and three of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings of women: A Woman Bathing in a Stream (1654), A Woman in Bed (1647) and the gallery’s Girl at a Window (1645) all hanging together.