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Rembrandt The Painter at Work ➯ [Read] ➫ Rembrandt The Painter at Work By Ernst van de Wetering ➻ – Rembrandt's intriguing painting techniue has stirred the imagination of art lovers during his lifetime and ever since In this book Rembrandt's pictorial intentions and the variety of materials and tec Rembrandt's intriguing painting techniue has stirred Painter at Epub Û the imagination of art lovers during his lifetime and ever since In this book Rembrandt's pictorial intentions Rembrandt The ePUB í and the variety of materials and techniues he applied to create his fascinating effects are unraveled in depth At the same time this archaeologyof The Painter at PDF/EPUB ½ Rembrandt's paintings yields information on many other levelsIn art historical research the work of art as a material object is used increasingly as an important source of information about the painting itself as well as about historic studio practice in general The range from practical workshop devices to aesthetic and art theoretical matters combined in this book offers a view of Rembrandt's daily practice and artistic considerations while simultaneously providing a three dimensional image of the historical artist.

  • Paperback
  • 355 pages
  • Rembrandt The Painter at Work
  • Ernst van de Wetering
  • English
  • 13 October 2016
  • 9780520226685

10 thoughts on “Rembrandt The Painter at Work

  1. Scott Scott says:

    Yes This book has a whole chapter on the thread density in the warp and weft of Rembrandt's canvases Seriously geeking out stuff So far my favorite section is The visible brushstroke a section that addresses Rembrandt's use of sprezzatura the rough manner that techniue which he grew into later in life Analyses of brush work comparing a single eye in a painting with another single eye in a painting Gotta love it Wetering soberly demythologizes the romantic view of Rembrandt and gets down to the ground of his processes methods and materials No really he literally discusses Rembrandt's ground does chemical analyses that show what sealed his canvases It's usally a mixture of lead white some red ochre uartz glue and chalk

  2. Jose Jose says:

    Beautifully illustrated and heavy book Not a light read It is a rarity among art books in that it focuses primarily in the habits techniues and studio inner workings of a famous artist instead of the usual historical or symbolic context of the art This book is exhaustively thorough in its research of studio practices apprenticeships preliminary works on tablet supports palette binding materials and painterly techniue of Dutch art in the Seventeenth Century and Rembrandt in particular without omitting possible influences and comparisons The book seems mostly aimed at restoration experts even though the chemistry and scientific lingo is reduced to a minimum with some serious omissions like the chemical nature of Rembrandt's pigments for example which are mostly mentioned by their common name and period nomenclature but rarely reduced to their chemical origin A working painter will surely find the chapters on binding imprimatura and color palette very interesting as well as the evolution of Rembrandt's style from a tight style in stages to a pittura macchiatta influenced possibly by Titian or a byproduct of the artists' lengthy experience The main thesis of the book in my opinion is debunking the merely visual attempts made by many to elucidate the alchemy behind Rembrandt's mysterious techniu Starting with painter Josefz Israelis muddled interpretation of the master's beautiful palette and houding I understood this to mean a masterful unity in color and composition what makes a painting come together form a distanceIsraelis work just looks muddy not particularly compelling in my opinion Other students of Rembrandt's masterpieces include Reynolds who attributed the lusciousness of Rembrandt's art to an abundant use of wax a Jacues Maroger who claimed to have come close to the mysterious binding medium a mix of mastic lead turpentine and other substances and Max Doerner's whose thesis regarding the use of glazing and resins seems to be misoriented Through the use chromatography the author finds nothing but linseed oil walnut oil and traces of egg emulsion in the artwork Moreover through analysis of unfinished works etchings and X rays the author also deduces that much of Rembrandt's work was a lot direct than initially thought with sketching done directly in oils and local color applied fairly early on In many ways Rembrandt and his contemporaries owe a lot to Van Eyck an earlier master whose breathtaking techniue and splendor were probably the direct antecedent to many in the Netherlands I did appreciate this fabulous book despite the difficult reading and I'm sure new discoveries will come forward in time I just wish there was a abbreviated and lighter version and that attention had been paid to link older and current pigments

  3. Ed Smiley Ed Smiley says:

    This book uses modern research and information that has come to light to reconstruct the work life of Rembrandt and his contemporaries Copiously ilustrated I found this fascinating For people interested in the actual studio practice of Rembrandt the art materials and methods this has a lot to chew on and many myths are shattered There are plenty of beautiful reproductions for those who wish to skip the text diagrams and x rays But in getting a greater appreciation for Rembrandt it would be a shame if you doview spoilerThe author has been accused of taking interest in the backs than the fronts This is because he has exhaustively analyzed the thread counts and seams of Rembrandt's canvases This is part of the background of the story Everything you knew is wrong Artists had their apprentices spending long hours building stretcher bars preparing panels stretching canvas and priming Well it may have been long hours but not doing thatNot In Amsterdam the painters bought pre primed stretched canvases from the guilds And of course just like today there were standard sizes of canvas because there were standard sizes of frames pre madeIt is unlikely that most painters or their factoti in the cities of his era built all their own stretcher bars or stretched all their own canvases or ground their own paints There were regular guilds who did this; there were even standard sizes dictated by the looms of the sailcloth industry Much of the pigment grinding was done by specialists as well Much of what has been written about Rembrandt's working methods have been terribly wrong too He had a very systematic way of working even though his later paintings look very improvisational hide spoiler

  4. Akansha Akansha says:

    It's cool

  5. Ethan Ethan says:

    Wetering is thorough in his explorations and explanations of Rembrandt's techinues materials and time I often go gagga for these technical analyses of paintings and this book provides ample photos of everything; eg the stitchings of the various types of canvases that Rembrandt used various methods from the period of fastening the canvas to the stretchers how he prefered to mount panels his different palettes mixes for mediums etc It's a lovely book the only reason that I gave it four stars instead of five is for the lack of big prints of Rembrandt's paintings; make no mistake there are uite a few but a book of this magnitude should boast an overflowing of Rembrandt's paintings so than there are

  6. Chris Griffith Chris Griffith says:

    THE book to read with regards to an analysis of Rembrandt's painting techniue The author goes into delightful detail examining everything from the type of boards a student would use to sketch as a young artist to the various weave styles of canvas of the day This work is a result of years of careful research I highly recommend it The print reproductions inside are exuisite and detailed the absolute best of any book I've found on Rembrandt

  7. Sue Sue says:

    It's a huge publication like a coffee table book so not easy to hold no less read Though fascinating to read about Rembrandt's early career and how his techniue developed Our museum has a Rembrandt portrait of Jesus one of the gems in our collection so I enjoyed reading about this phenomenal painter

  8. Dan Dan says:

    Who would not have wanted to look over Rembradts shoulders while he painted? This book has taken us further than almost any study over the past twenty years towards an understanding of the machinery of Rembradt´s genius

  9. Sarah Sammis Sarah Sammis says:

    Fascinating artist

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