The Rijksmuseum has the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings in the world, with masterpieces such as The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride, The Steel Masters and the impressive portraits of the married couple Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. In addition, the museum holds a representative and very extensive collection of his drawings and etchings.
The fist-sized coffee-table book Rembrandt × Rijksmuseum features 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 etchings from the museum's collection. The works of art give an unparalleled picture of Rembrandt as an artist, as a human being, as a storyteller, showing how innovative he was.
The idea for book arose during the exhibition of "All Rembrandts" at the Rijksmuseum. The result, designed by Irma Boon, is a robust paperback based on a very simple concept: the works on the right, whole page, and the short texts on the left; more than 800 such pages with never a dull moment. The lion's share of the book is formed by the etchings, the first and last pages of which, as well as the front cover, show details that beautifully display the artist's nervous, genteel scratching characteristic of the artist.
Author: Erik Hinterding and Mireille Linck
Size: 148 x 210 x 65 mm
Size: 824 pages
Weight: 1312 grams
Language: Dutch / English