Rembrandt

Painter as Printmaker
Opens September 16, 2018
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639. Etching, with touches of drypoint; image height: 8.07 x image width: 6.45 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Image courtesy of BnF.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639. Etching, with touches of drypoint; image height: 8.07 x image width: 6.45 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Image courtesy of BnF.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Preaching - The Hundred Guilder Print, about 1648. Etching, engraving and drypoint; image height: 10.94 x image width: 15.27 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Image courtesy of BnF.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Preaching - The Hundred Guilder Print, about 1648. Etching, engraving and drypoint; image height: 10.94 x image width: 15.27 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Image courtesy of BnF.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Head of an Old Man with a Cap, around 1630. Oil paint on panel; 9.56 x 8 in. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada: Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2003. Image courtesy of Agnes Etherington Art Ce

Rembrandt van Rijn, Head of an Old Man with a Cap, around 1630 (detail). Oil paint on panel; 9.56 x 8 in. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada: Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2003. Image courtesy of Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Rembrandt with Eyes Wide Open, about 1630. Etching and drypoint; image height: 2.09 x image width: 1.81 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Image courtesy of BnF.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Rembrandt with Eyes Wide Open, about 1630. Etching and drypoint; image height: 2.09 x image width: 1.81 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Image courtesy of BnF.

September 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Hamilton Building - Level 1
Included in general admission
Purchase general admission tickets online.

The Denver Art Museum will be the sole venue for Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, which will showcase more than 100 prints, drawings, and paintings from Rembrandt van Rijn’s career spanning from 1625 to 1665.

Unforgettable images of biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, landscape, and genre artworks of the time demonstrate the mastery that cemented Rembrandt as one of the greatest artists in history. The exhibition will show how Rembrandt used his view of the world around him to fuel his artistic journey, and will give a deeper understanding of his working habits as an artist, and moreover, as a printmaker.

The exhibition will take a close look at Rembrandt’s innovative approach to printmaking that combined the three principle methods of intaglio, including etching, drypoint and engraving. New scholarship about the artist will be presented, revealing how Rembrandt intentionally varied the states of his prints, ink, and exotic papers to create rarities that he knew his clients desired, demonstrating how he deliberately manipulated his prints for marketing and storytelling purposes.

An exhibition catalog will be available in The Shop and online in the fall of 2018.

For Members

Members can see the exhibition first by reserving free, timed-entry tickets to the Member Preview on Saturday, September 15 (tickets not yet available).

Entry to Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker is free for members (included in general admission).

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker is organized by the Denver Art Museum with the exceptional collaboration of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. It is presented with generous support from the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.