Nur Bild Bild + Text
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Selbstbildnis mit aufgerissenen Augen, 1630 © Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg

Augustinermuseum – Haus der Graphischen Sammlung | 28/10/2017 - 28/01/2018



Rembrandt. Power and Powerlessness of the Body. 100 Etchings.

28/10/2017 - 28/01/2018

Passion and pain, power and impotence: like no other artist, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669) devoted himself in his work to the human body. He observed people with a watchful keen eye. Rembrandt did not sugar-coat reality, but depicted what he saw: ravenous children; freezing men and women huddling around a stove; a man urinating or a pair of lovers having sex. We continually coax new secrets and new interpretations from his works. The selection of 100 print graphics for this exhibition gives an insight into the realism of this great Dutch artist. Rembrandt’s images tell of the vitality and the transience of everything that is human, of man rebelling against his physical limitations and his capitulation to his desires – and to death.