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Rembrandt–Velázquez


Rijksmuseum / Amsterdam / Art

“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter,” writes Charlotte Brontë in Jane Eyre, “in the eye.” The drama and grandeur typical of Baroque painting saw varying styles across Europe. Setting its sights on the well-trained eyes of 17th-century painters in Spain and the Netherlands, “Rembrandt–Velázquez” explores the common ground between two masters. —J.V.

Other events commemorating the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death: “Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper,” Brooklyn Museum, New York (June 21 – October 13, 2019); “Long Live Rembrandt,” Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (July 15 – September 15, 2019); and “Rembrandt’s Light,” Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (October 4, 2019 – February 2, 2020).

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Rijksmuseum Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands
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