Since the second half of the last century art historians, realizing that the image of Rembrandt s work had become blurred with time, have attempted to redefine the artist s significance both as a source of inspiration to other artists and as a great artist in his own right. In order to carry on the work started by previous generations, a group of leading Dutch art historians from the university and museum world joined forces in the late 1960s in order to study afresh the paintings usually ascribed to the artist. The researchers came together in the Rembrandt Research Project which was established to provide the art world with a new standard reference work which would serve the community of art historians for the nearby and long future. They examined the originals of all works attributed to Rembrandt taking full advantage of today s sophisticated techniques including radiography, neutron activation autoradiography, dendrochronology and paint sample analysis thereby gaining valuable insight into the genesis and condition of the paintings. "
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 920
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