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Here: Blacks at the time of Rembrandt

Exhibition March 6 − September 6, 2020
Rembrandt Museum in Amsterdam resumes exhibition"Here: Blacks in the days of Rembrandt".

On display are paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Hendrick Heershop, Gerrit Dow and other Golden Age masters of Dutch painting, depicting genre scenes and portraits of black people.

The tradition of placing dark-skinned heroes in religious and genre scenes has existed in painting since the beginning of the 15th century. The exposition is aimed at demonstrating the absence at the time of Rembrandt of a stereotype of representatives of other races as slaves or servants, since many canvases represent portraits of historical figures who have reached a high social status. The works of eighteenth-century painters, followers of the great Dutch, on the same topic are also presented.

Based on site materialsRembrandt Museum in Amsterdam.