Artwork Title: Male Figure

Male Figure, 1646

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt produced 290 etchings during his life and in his hand the etching became a true works of art in its own right. To this day he is widely considered to be the most accomplished etcher of all time. Rembrandt’s preoccupation with light and shade can be seen throughout his work. In his monochrome prints he achieved results which were as expressive and varied as in his oil paintings. This exhibition reveals how Rembrandt achieved unsurpassed effects of light and darkness purely through the combination of black lines and the white space around them. (
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