Rembrandt - Pocket Library of Great Art Author:Wilhelm Koehler Holland's greatest painter, Rembrandt was born in 1606 and achieved early renown and riches in his profession. The sobering reversal of his fortunes--the death of his wife, bankruptcy, increasing loneliness--only served to deepen and enrich his art. With a power and breadth of vision--as well as a humility--never before attained in painting, he ... more »gave majesty to suffering humanity and proclaimed its enduring spirituality.
The more than 50 pages of illustrations in this volume constitute an extraordinarily rich and varied exhibition of Rembrandt's greatest works: portraits and self-portraits, landscapes, biblical scenes, etchings, drawings. Thirty pages are in full color; six of the color plates are double-page size. The drawings and etchings are reproduced in a special duo-tone process which captures the vitality of Rembrandt's line.
A unique feature of this volume is the double-page color plate of the famous NIGHT WATCH. The painting, recently cleaned of its three-century accumulation of dirt and varnish, now stands revealed in its startling freshness and jewel-like colors.« less