The Rembrandt exhibition, the divine and the human will be available to the public at the Olimpo Cultural Center from July 20 to October 20, 2013, 10am till 8pm.
The Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijnarrived, lived and painted between 15 July 1606 and 4 October 1669.
This exhibition arrived in Mérida from Milan. Included in this collection are engravings in religious genre, portraiture, and landscape subjects. Tom and I went this morning and viewed the 68 engravings.
|I love how they decorated the stairway leading up to the exhibit|
I am having difficulty believing that the engravings I saw this morning are some 380+/- years old.
The exhibit set up is really lovely beautiful deep rich color on the walls, each piece individually lit. I was amazed at how small the pieces were. Most were no more than postcard size, and a few as small as a matchbook. And OMG the detail…They are good height for viewing. My big complaint was the information placards, they are so low, and in such tiny font that you must bend over at each one to read the information.
There are a number of huge graphics of various paintings accompanied by info or details about Rembrandt, the medium, or some aspect of the exhibit.
|this was explaining the engraving and printing process.|
There was a timeline of events during Rembrandt’s life, very interesting… Several videos to watch, books of his work, all in all a very interesting addition to the exhibition.