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Exhibition April 17 − August 30, 2020


The National Gallery in Prague, in collaboration with the Vallarf Richartz Museum in Cologne, Germany, is preparingan exhibitiondedicated to the 350th anniversary of the death of a major Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606, Leiden - 1669, Amsterdam). )

The main work of the exhibition is the portrait of a scientist in his office from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague, which Rembrandt painted in 1634, a very successful time in his professional and personal life. The portrait reflects not only the appearance of an unknown elderly person, but also his dramatic spiritual life; the facial expression of a person tells a rich story that raises the picture to historical significance. And yet this rare work is fraught with more questions than answers. In several interconnected parts, the exhibition project is aimed at studying the topic of cognition and learning, contemplation and proximity from different angles - from the artist’s beginnings and early works in the context of this topic to his growing popularity in Amsterdam in the 1630s, and the corresponding works of his students. contemporaries and a modern understanding of Rembrandt's work.