Rembrandt van Rijn, Selbstbildnis mit aufgerissenen Augen, 1630
© SKD, Foto: Andreas Diesend

Rembrandt's Mark

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was one of the most innovative artists of all time. Three-hundred-and-fifty years after his death, his works still captivate through their vibrancy and his free, unerring mark. Rembrandt’s ‘mark’ is not only his individual hand but also the deep impression he has made on subsequent art practice.

  • DATES 14/06/2019—15/09/2019

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The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden possess an outstanding collection of Rembrandt’s prints, drawings, and paintings. Complemented by significant international loans, the Kupferstich-Kabinett’s exhibition casts fresh light on this adventurous ‘artists’ artist’. The exhibition presents about 100 works from Rembrandt’s entire career in dialogue with about 50 etchings and drawings of selected contemporaries and later artists who perceived him as an authority and a source of inspiration.

Saskia liegt im Bett
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank
Rembrandt van Rijn, Saskia im Bett, um 1638 Kupferstich-Kabinett

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Artists ranging from Samuel van Hoogstraten, Benedetto Castiglione, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Kathe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, to A.R. Penck, Gerhard Altenbourg, Marlene Dumas and William Kentridge have all used Rembrandt as a springboard for their own creativity.

On the occasion of Rembrandt’s Mark, the Prague-based artist Adela Součkova has directly engaged with its fundamental subject of the ‘self’ and created a large spatial installation Ancestors Uploaded in the foyer of the Kupferstich-Kabinett. In the Studiolo, a video work by de Rijke/de Rooij opens the view towards the present. This work is juxtaposed with a group of paintings by Rembrandt’s circle, making it clear that questions about habitus and individuality continue to be posed in visual art today.

© bpk/ CNAC-MNAM / Estate Brassaï, Foto: Philippe Migeat
Marlene Dumas, Peeing with a blue dress on, 1996

Catalogue and Information for Journalists

Exhibition catalogue

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in German and English language, published by Paul Holberton Publishing.

Saskia liegt im Bett
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank

Information for Journalists

Further information including high resolution images for journalists can be found here.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Selbstbildnis mit Saskia, 1636
© SKD, Foto: Andreas Diesend


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“Rembrandt’s Mark” is under the auspices of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Germany, his Excellency Wepke Kingma.

With kind support

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links: weißen Wappen auf blauen Untergrund, rechts: Schriftzug Königreich der Niederlande
Schriftzug von Tavolozza Foundation

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