Rembrandt – Top 10 Best Books on his Life and Work

October 3, 2014 — Leave a comment

 

Tomorrow is not only the Feast of St. Francis, it is also the anniversary of the death of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.

In remembrance of this master painter, we offer a list of the 10 best books on his life and work.

 

 

#1- The Rembrandt Book

With international attention focused on the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt von Rijn’s birth, the world’s leading Rembrandt expert weighs in with a penetrating—and accessible—examination of the Dutch master’s life and art from both the biographical and the art historical perspective.

Rembrandt was an esteemed artist in his own time as well as in the present, yet there is much debate over how many paintings and drawings can really be attributed to him, and popular scholastic opinion varies widely. In his lively text, accompanied by 700 full-color illustrations, Gary Schwartz addresses the central controversies, providing art historians, students, and art lovers with essential new insights to help clarify the mysteries surrounding the great painter.

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Are there Rembrandt books that are missing from this list?