King Willem-Alexander has opened the exhibition Late Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum. It is the largest Rembrandt exhibition in nearly half a century. In total there are over a hundred paintings and drawings in the Phillipsvleugel of the museum.
The last exhibition with so many works of Rembrandt in Netherlands was featured in 1969. Visitors can admire the Dutch master’s paintings and drawings he made later in life. Rembrandt self has never seen them together.
According to Wim Pijbes, Director of the Rijksmuseum, the painter’s later work is more interesting than the Night Watch. “After the Night Watch breaks his bloom, and he makes the best work.”
Rembrandt experimented in the last years of his life with different painting techniques.
The exhibition was previously seen in The National Gallery in London and got rave reviews. The Rijksmuseum and The National Gallery have worked ten years on the exhibition. The works come from museums and private collections from Europe and the United States.
The exhibition runs from 12 February to 17 May.