Amsterdam Rembrandt House Museum,

where Rembrandt lived with his family and worked with teams of masters and students

Table filled with earth pigments. These were the staple colours for Rembrandt

Join me for an outstanding tour in the Rembrandt House. This Rembrandt House Museum is the actual historic home where many Rembrandt’s masterpieces were painted. Inside, we see tables laden with paint pigments and in the corner prepared linen and cotton canvases of different kinds.

You can see how he splurged on art objects, bought as props for his designs. The Rembrandthuis is the large house in which he lived with Saskia – and in which his children were born, including Titus. Students and co-workers also slept there, on straw bags on the floor. The interior has been re-constituted based on the full inventory list (kept in the Amsterdam archives) of his bankruptcy. It feels like walking into his studio and  sale rooms, as if the great master has just gone for a walk outside on doing some business and left the House for you to roam about on your own. On the top floor and in the building next door one can stand face to face with a good series of the actual etchings.

Rembrandt’s son Titus at a writing table.

What sets Rembrandt apart from other genius artists like Durer, Lucas van Leiden, Elsheimer? How fine or bold are Rembrandts results in the etching and engraving lines? Learn how to see and appreciate how he employed these fine or bold lines in the etching and engraving – in order to get, in the words of the Master: the ‘Most natural movement’?

Kaldenbach is author of the worldwide Museum Travel guide for Rembrandt (Dutch edition).

 

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.

Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.

 

Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.

Pigments with a museum educator to explain the sources of the various colours.

View from the new to the old building of the Rembrandt house.

“I cannot stop buying” syndrome.