Looking Back: Rembrandt at the National Gallery

Published 11 May 2020

One of the greatest visual artists in the history of art – the blockbuster Rembrandt exhibition at the National Gallery in 2014 explored the final years of the Dutch master.

‘Other artists give you paintings, Rembrandt gives you life.’ Jeremy Paxman reflects on the seminal work of one of the most recognised old masters in the world, exploring the 2017 National Gallery exhibition that presented the raw humanity and brutally honest self-reflection of his tragic final years.

This film reflects on Rembrandt’s legacy as a revolutionary pioneer of working with light and applying paint, as well as his tempestuous riches-to-rags story, both of which contributed to some of the most recognised and celebrated paintings of the 17th century.

Filmed at the National Gallery in 2014

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