The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

Cottage and Farm Buildings with a Man Sketching, Rembrandt, about 1641.
Lee Hendrix, senior curator of drawings at the Getty Museum, hosts an evening of exploration into the life and work of Rembrandt van Rijn complementing the exhibition Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Diffference.

Hendrix introduces and comments on the remastered documentary Rembrandt—Draftsman by director Kees van Langeraad. The film examines the practice of drawing in Rembrandt's studio, immersing the viewer in 17th-century Amsterdam and its environs. Beautiful shots of the Dutch countryside and its picturesque villages allow us to appreciate the raw material that Rembrandt used for his drawings.

The film also examines issues of connoisseurship, probing how experts determine whether a particular drawing is by Rembrandt or by a follower. It highlights subtle features of specific drawings to show the differences between Rembrandt's hand and that of his contemporaries—differences that make a Rembrandt such a prized possession.

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