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Rembrandt (New Horizons)

Substance and Shadow

Pascal Bonafoux, Alexandra Campbell


A highly illustrated biography of Rembrandt van Rijn, the supreme painter of the Dutch Golden Age


Supremely successful at the beginning of his life; lonely, bankrupt and virtually ignored at its end, Rembrandt produced some of the most powerful and psychologically penetrating works in the whole of world art.

Poverty, illness, the deaths of his wife, children and devoted mistress – nothing deflected him from his inner vision and his unique handling of light: which would change the course of painting for ever.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.7 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Publication date: 21 September 1992

ISBN: 9780500300220

About the Author

Pascal Bonafoux is a French writer and art historian, whose books include Van Gogh: The Passionate Eye and Rembrandt: Substance and Shadow. His essays and articles have been widely published and he has also curated exhibitions around the world.

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Alexandra Campbell