This volume is being published to celebrate Rembrandt's (1606-1669) fourth centenary.
Rembrandt’s remarkable and prolific career followed a human and personal trajectory that makes him the most compelling artist of Dutch seventeenth-century painting. The volume presents fifty of his most important works, carefully selected by the author, who also penned the introductory essay. The author is actually the Director of the Dutch Cultural Institute in Florence, and is internationally recognized as a leading authority on Rembrandt’s oeuvre. The spectacular life-size details – a trademark of the Maestri series – work particularly well for this artist. The book also contains a detailed chronology featuring another sixty works, to provide a truly comprehensive picture of Rembrandt’s vast production.