Rembrandt and His Time 十一幅倫勃朗畫作亮相京城,帶來“荷蘭黃金時代”

(Reported on the program ‘Touch Beijing’ on Radio Beijing International, 21/06/2017)

《蒙娜麗莎》《星空》和《夜巡》等都是舉世聞名的畫作,其中《夜巡》的作者是荷蘭“國寶級”畫家倫勃朗。6月16日開始一直到9月3日,由中國國家博物館、荷蘭王國駐華大使館、美國萊頓收藏共同主辦的“倫勃朗和他的時代:美國萊頓收藏館藏品展”在中國國家博物館開幕,其中包括倫勃朗的11幅畫作。

Dutch artist Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters in European history. His painting Night Watch is among the most famous and priceless paintings of all time coupled with Mona Lisa, the Scream, and Girl with a Pearl Earring and etc.

From now until September 3, 11 precious paintings by Rembrandt are being displayed at the National Museum of China, allowing the audience to take a very close look at the masterpieces of the most famous Dutch painter.

這是荷蘭黃金時代畫作有史以來在中國最大規模的展示,也是萊頓收藏的首次全球巡展,展覽共展出70餘幅作品,分為肖像畫、歷史畫及風俗畫三大主題。

FullSizeRender(“倫勃朗和他的時代:美國萊頓收藏館藏品展” 6月16日在中國國家博物館開幕 The Opening Ceremony)

This exhibition’s called Rembrandt and His Time, Masterpieces of the Leiden Collection. It is the largest exhibit of the Golden Age of Dutch painting ever staged in China.

The Leiden Collection and The National Museum of China with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands partner to present masterpieces of Dutch painter Rembrandt and other famous artists of the 17th century.

所謂荷蘭的黃金時代,就是指17世紀,荷蘭成為了“海上馬車夫”,政治、經濟、軍事、貿易都進入了壹個黃金時代。同時,藝術繪畫上也進入壹個黃金時期,藝術作品特點壹方面是寫實、純樸,另壹方面把現實生活和普通民眾作為藝術創作的源泉。

The Dutch Golden Age is a period in Dutch history in which the Dutch Republic had a phenomenal rise to prosperity. It was over the course of the 17th century that great advancements in the economy, military, trade, arts and sciences took place. The number of paintings and prints produced during that period is staggering, and very many of them are of outstanding quality.

FullSizeRender 2(記者劉智嘉采訪策展人勞拉·耶格爾博士 Radio Beijing International Reporter Chloe interviews Dr. Lara Yeager-Crasselt)

Dr.Lara Yeager-Crasselt, curator of The Leiden Collection said the exhibition follows a rough chronological historical progression of Rembrandt.

Lara says, “The first painting of the exhibition is named Portrait of Rembrandt in Oriental dress done by one of his first pupils Isaac de Jouderville. So we meet Rembrandt standing full length in exotic costume. The last painting is work by Rembrandt’s last pupil Aert de Gelder at the end of his career, and it shows the kind of brushwork and style that really becomes more free and even abstract in some way. So you begin with Rembrandt and end with Rembrandt but in different ways.”

此次我們所能欣賞到的倫勃朗的11幅畫作,從其標誌性傑作《書房中的女神密涅瓦》和極富故事性的《身披金絲鬥篷的女孩》,到近期浮現並轟動壹時的最早期創作的三幅作品。這三幅作品是其以“五種感官”為主題的系列作品中的三幅,分別為《結石手術》(又名《觸覺的寓言》)、《三個音樂家》(又名《聽覺的寓言》)以及《失去知覺的病人》(又名《嗅覺的寓言》),在最後壹件作品中,第壹次出現了倫勃朗的親筆簽名“RHF”。

IMG_5928(倫勃朗《書房中的女神密涅瓦》’Minerva in Her Study’ by Rembrandt)

Rembrandt’s greatest creative triumphs are seen in his portraits of his contemporaries, illustrations of biblical scenes and self-portraits as well as his innovative etchings and use of shadow and light.

At the exhibition, eleven works by Rembrandt himself range from his iconic masterpieces Minerva in Her Study and the much-storied Young Girl with a Gold-Trimmed Cloak to the sensational, recent discovery of Unconscious Patient, the earliest of the master’s signed works.

除了倫勃朗的畫作,展覽的另壹大亮點是藝術大師維米爾的油畫《坐在維金納琴旁的少女》,這幅與《織花邊的女工》創作於同壹匹畫布上的畫作,是維米爾成熟風格作品中目前僅存的私人收藏。維米爾最著名的作品當數《戴珍珠耳環的少女》,這幅畫作還有同名小說與電影。此外,觀眾還能欣賞到倫勃朗流派的其他知名藝術家的作品。

The exhibition further features an extraordinary work Young Woman Seated at a Virginal by Vermeer, the famous Dutch painter who painted Girl with a Pearl Earring.

People can also enjoy four of the finest paintings by Rembrandt’s studio-mate in Leiden and friendly rival, Jan Lievens as well as significant paintings by Rembrandt’s most influential pupils and brilliant artists of the Dutch Golden Age.

To be able to see the authentic artworks, visitors expressed their excitement about the exhibition.

“I was amazed by the self-portrait of a young man. It’s very detailed and skilful. You can even see the thread of the woman’s purse.”

“I’m not sure everyone quite realises just how amazing it is to have these paintings here. I’ve seen his paintings in Austria, Germany and also The Netherlands, but to be honest I’ve not seen a collection this extensive of all of his contemporaries of that age altogether in one place.”

IMG_5599.JPG(萊頓收藏創始人-美國收藏家托馬斯•S•卡普蘭博士在開幕式中致詞 Founder of the Leiden Collection, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan speaking in the Opening Ceremony)

萊頓收藏由美國收藏家托馬斯•S•卡普蘭博士與妻子達芙妮•莉卡納第•卡普蘭於2003年創建,擁有250幅藝術珍品,是目前全球擁有17世紀荷蘭藝術畫作數量最多、最重要的私人收藏之一。

The Leiden Collection, founded in 2003 by the American collectors Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan and Daphne Recanati Kaplan, comprises some 250 works of art and represents one of the largest and most important assemblages of 17th century Dutch paintings in private hands.

At the age of 6, Dr. Kaplan developed his abiding love for the art of Rembrandt and his circle during childhood visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and later to Amsterdam’s museums. The love sustained through the years, but he wasn’t aware that he could own one of his masterpieces until much later.

Since its inception, The Leiden Collection has extended over 170 loans of artworks to major museums in Europe, the United States, and Japan, emerging as the only “lending library” in the Old Masters.

He says, “We have two tools: we have Rembrandt and as I’m probably exhibiting right now-passion. We are able to use those as tools to build bridges and remind people of our common humanities, the things that connect us to one another.”

展覽將在國博持續展出到9月3日,之後將前往上海龍美術館、阿布紮比盧浮宮博物館繼續全球巡展之旅。

After the Beijing exhibition which will last until September 3rd, the Collection will travel to the Long Museum in Shanghai, and to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Read the original article here.

(北京外語廣播記者劉智嘉和香港實習記者楊紫卿報導)

(Reported by Radio Beijing International Reporter Chloe Liu and Intern Reporter Richelia Yeung/ Article and Photography by Richelia Yeung)

 

 

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