Drawings From the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett

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Text by Holm Bevers.

Blackwell North Amer
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was one of the greatest draftsman of all time. Even small and quick sketches by the Dutch master reveal his incomparable skill in capturing compositions, figures and groups, human gestures and facial expressions, and landscapes with just a few strokes. Although some of Rembrandt's drawings served as preparatory studies for paintings and etchings, most are conceptual works in which he investigated motifs of movement and expression, recording ideas for his own works and those produced by pupils in his studio.
Recent scholarship has revealed that many drawings once attributed to Rembrandt were in fact done by his pupils. Of the 126 drawings in the important Berlin Kupferstichkabinett formerly attritubed to Rembrandt, only fifty-five are still considered original works by the master.
This illustrated publication, an abridged edition of the critical catalogue of Rembrandt's drawings in Berlin by Holm Bevers, focuses on attribution, contrasting Rembrandt's drawings with a selection of twenty-five works by his pupils, as well as providing answers to questions regarding the function, iconography, and style of the drawings.

Publisher: Berlin : Hatje Cantz, 2007
Description: 143 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9783775719247
Branch Call Number: 741.9492 Rem


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