Dutch director Hugendijk examines the genius of the seventeenth century by describing the raging dispute between the Louvre and the Amsterdam Museum for his masterpieces
Art historian Taco Dibbits – who is also director general of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam – called the work of Rembrandt (1606–1669) “a tribute to humanity”. A talent that was expressed in his paintings and despite many difficult personal events (his life was full of tragedies and economic hardships) was revealed by Dutch director Oke Hugendijk in “My Rembrandt”, a documentary-investigation that Available on MoviePlanet. Parona and San Martino in Ciscomario (tonight only) and The Space in Montebello (tonight and tomorrow evening).
Hugendijk is an accurate and groundbreaking research set in the world of the Ancient Masters, unearthed through a mosaic of stories that testify to how the works of this colossal artist of the ‘600s are still not only Shaking the art world but also deeply touching those who admire his paintings with unbridled passion. Thus we see the contributions of the art collectors Eijk and Rose-Marie de Mol van Otterloo, the American Thomas Kaplan and the Scottish Duke of Buchlech, who show us “their” Rembrandt. The political battle between the two prestigious museums – the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum – also has great influence as the sale of two works by the Dutch artist by the banker Eric de Rothschild. The film also follows Dutch aristocratic art dealer Jan Six on the path of two “new” Rembrandt paintings: his world will collapse when accused of violating an agreement with another art dealer.
Below the surface
In his artistic career, Rembrandt looked beneath the surface and showed what people he was really attracted to. He did not flatter his patrons, despite keeping an eye on the vanity and sophistication of the social environment he portrayed. And he mercilessly applied this method to himself as well, in his self-portraits, incredibly honest explorations of the psychological toll it paid to his own life. “Rembrandt’s works – said director OK Hugendijk – are endowed with a truth, a sentimentality and a sympathy that anyone who sees one of his paintings will seek for himself: it made Rembrandt one of the seventeenth citizens. What also made it so special. -Century Amsterdam The queue they portray.’ ,
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