Long Live Rembrandt! Over 8,390 artworks inspired by Rembrandt were sent in for this exhibition in the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and around 575 have ultimately been selected. And I’m very honored to say that my portrait is one of them!
My submission is this charcoal portrait (see bigger version at the end of this post) that I made last year, which is inspired by Rembrandt’s use of light and shadow. When I heard about the exhibition, I immediately knew I wanted to send in this drawing. If you know Rembrandts young self portraits, you will probably recognize the lighting effect, with the shadow over the eyes.
The exhibition officially opened today, but since Marko and I are members of the Rijksmuseum Friends program we could go to an exclusive preview a day earlier! 🙂 We live very close by, so of course we couldn’t resist! I made a little vlog about our trip yesterday from our home in Amsterdam to the museum, and our visit there. So many lovely artworks, all inspired by Rembrandt. Such an honor to see my work in the Rijksmuseum!
And today was the official opening of the exhibition! First speeches and cake in the garden of the Rijksmuseum, and then off to see the exhibition. And yes, let’s just say it was a ‘bit’ more crowded than yesterday… 😉
The exhibition Long Live Rembrandt runs until September 15, 2019 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. If you visit the exhibition let me know, I’d love to hear how it was for you!