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Delve into classic art at Heath Robinson

 Published on: 4th January 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Revisit the psychological and biblical paintings of the man dubbed ‘perhaps the greatest of all Dutch painters’, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) at the Heath Robinson Museum next month. 

Tutor Leslie Pitcher, who lectures for The Arts Society, WEA and U3A will walk you through the life and work of Rembrandt.

He’ll begin with Rembrandt’s early years, where he created some unique self-portraits seemingly used members of his own family as models in his biblical paintings, then move on to his most successful years, where visitors will further study the individual and group paintings together with dramatic biblical paintings from the artist’s most successful years, where he became possibly the most famous and wealthy painter in Amsterdam. 

Mr Pitcher will then draw your attention to Rembrandt’s later paintings, which are labelled ‘more profound’ due to their unique qualities of brushwork and lighting, even though they were far less popular with the Dutch public at the time. 

The programme will begin at 9.45am on Saturday, February 23 and conclude at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £28, with lunch and refreshments included.

For more information, go to heathrobinsonmuseum.org/event/424

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