Rembrandt in South Africa: Pioneer Printmaker of Humanity and Modernity
Date: 3 October 2014 – 18 April 2015
Venue: Iziko Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town
For almost two centuries after his death, the reputation of one of the world’s most revered artists of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was not rated very highly at all. His ‘rediscovery’ had to wait until the mid-19th century. Today he is possibly the most sought-after and celebrated ‘Old Master’ of all.
Although South African public collections have no paintings attributable to Rembrandt, there are some fine collections of his etchings. This exhibition draws on the major institutional collections within South Africa, including the Michaelis Collection (Cape Town), the Iziko SA National Gallery (Cape Town), the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (Port Elizabeth), the Rupert Art Foundation, the Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation (Stellenbosch) and UCT. The impressive collection of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, presented by Howard Pim, has previously never been shown in Cape Town before.Exhibitions Calendar