The Embrace of Darkness and Light
November 8, 2009 - January 17, 2010
Feature Gallery South
This exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of legendary Dutch etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn. The extensive collection of Rembrandt's etchings, drawn from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the finest collections of its kind in the United States, including 130 of Rembrandt's most celebrated prints. Tracing the artist's entire career as a printmaker from the drama and technical genius of his early productions to the quiet mystery and poetry of his final works, this exhibition demonstrates how Rembrandt cleverly captured life during the 17th century on small, etched copper plates. In addition to his unparalleled genius for technical achievement and psychological insight, he also had an innate understanding of the human condition. This skill is demonstrated through the etchings in this exhibition which include landscapes, portraits, historic depictions from the Bible, mythology, and ancient history.
This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Major sponsorship provided by Goldcorp. Additional educational programming support sponsored by AT&T Nevada. Additional funding provided by Heidi A. Loeb, the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Made possible, in part, by the support of the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission.
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