2019 – Rembrandt & the Dutch Golden Age year
Put the following exhibitions in your diary:
Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1669, Mauritshuis, The Hague
Rembrandt and the Mauritshuis
31 January - 15 September 2019 - The Mauritshuis has one of the most renowned and important collections of paintings by Rembrandt in the world. The museum will exhibit all of the eighteen paintings in the collection that are or have been attributed to Rembrandt. Among those are masterpieces such as The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp and Rembrandt’s late self-portrait, but also other paintings that are no longer considered to be by Rembrandt and are rarely – if ever – on display. All of these works together show the shifting perception of Rembrandt throughout the centuries. More information.
20 July - 15 September - During the 2019 summer holidays, families with children aged 3 to 11 have an opportunity to find out more about Rembrandt, the most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age. The interactive presentation chock full of games, assignments and videos gives visitors of all ages a playful introduction to the artist and his paintings. Who was Rembrandt, and why is he so famous? Come and hear, feel, smell and see for yourself! And of course, everyone’s welcome to grab some brushes and paint in our Art Workshop and step in the shoes of a 17th-century artist. More information.
Nicolaes Maes, The Eavesdropper, 1655–1659 Wellington Museum, Apsley House, London
Rembrandt’s Versatile Pupil
17 October 2019 - 19 January 2020 - The Mauritshuis presents an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, in the autumn of 2019. It is the first big international exhibition showcasing this artist, with more than 30 paintings and highlighting all aspects of Maes' varied oeuvre. Maes started his career painting biblical representations, which clearly show his master´s influence. In subsequent years he painted intimate domestic scenes, which usually focussed on women engaged in household chores. Beginning in the 1660s, Maes developed an elegant style of portraiture that was popular with his clients in Dordrecht and Amsterdam. Featuring over thirty paintings the exhibition shows all aspects of Maes’s varied oeuvre.