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Rembrandt - Bohemian or Businessman, Romantic or Rebel?

by Jane Choy-Thurlow

Monday 7th February 2022


Rembrandt is considered by many to be Holland’s greatest artist and the equal of Mozart, Shakespeare and Michelangelo. Unlike van Gogh, the other great Dutch artist, Rembrandt has not left much written material explaining his views on art, but what he has left is a unique visual autobiography in his self- portraits which he made from the age of 20 to 63, the year of his death. This lecture will use the self-portraits as a thread through his life and with his other masterpieces explore the man and what, why, and how he painted. Was he indeed a businessman or bohemian, rebel or romantic?

Jane Choy-Thurlow lives in The Hague and she gave us a brilliant tour of the Mauritshuis by zoom in 2021.  

She has been involved in several exhibitions including Vermeer, Rembrandt and Holbein. Jane is an active member of The Arts Society in The Hague as well as being an Accredited Lecturer and in 2018 she was awarded the Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau (the Dutch CBE equivalent) by the Dutch King Willem Alexander of Orange for her knowledge and work in the field of the Arts.

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