Rembrandt and Daniel Boone?

Bullet Shih Jan, 2012 0
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Hyperallergic has a nice piece on the largest Rembrandt exhibition ever to hit the States in Boone!, North Carolina, named after famous American Pioneer Daniel Boone who was said to have a camp within the town limits. The show Rembrandt in America at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) contains 47 works originally attributed to the Dutch master who is revered for his subtle use of dark light and self portraits.  The museum’s website states,

Consisting of nearly 50 paintings, the exhibition brings together 27 autograph paintings by Rembrandt as well as others thought to be by the master when they entered American collections but whose attributions can no longer be maintained. These include paintings by Dutch masters Jan Lievens and Govert Flinck.

The exhibition is meant not just to celebrate Rembrandt, as the website also states,

…the primary focus of the exhibition is on the history of Rembrandt collecting in America, the show also explores his work across various genres, his artistic evolution, and his influence on other artists of the day.

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