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Rembrandt: An audio course on the artist's life and work

Narrated by: Gary Schwartz
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

In this lecture series, art historian Gary Schwartz surveys the life, time and work of Rembrandt van Rijn. He reflects on both the 17th century historical context in which Rembrandt emerged as an artist, as well as on his superb techniques. Schwartz presents the listener with a unique re-introduction to the artist's biography in which he gives a vivid description of Rembrandt's life and his rich and varied drawings, etchings and paintings, such as the Nightwatch.

Inhoud:

A Dutch artist's life:
  • Chapter 1: Rembrandt's birthright as a child of the Truce;
  • Chapter 2: Artistic inheritance;
  • Chapter 3: Biography.

Craft and specialties:
  • Chapter 4: Techniques, artistic means and modes;
  • Chapter 5: Genres;
  • Chapter 6: Self-portraiture.


Society and posterity:
  • Chapter 7: Early patrons;
  • Chapter 8: Rembrandt's Amsterdamers;
  • Chapter 9: International fame and posterity.

Rembrandt's great themes:
  • Chapter 10: Humanity;
  • Chapter 11: Divinity;
  • Chapter 12: His most famous pieces.



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If only he hadn’t read his own book.

The info contained in this audio is informative but it’s his voice - and breathing - that makes it very difficult to listen to. If only he had passed this on to a professional reader it wld have been great. I missed larger chunks if it because I dozed off, honestly if you can’t sleep this is the book for you.
I hope this guy doesn’t have students, they must need to drink very strong coffee to make it thru his lectures.
Such a shame.
If you are an insomniac this is the book for you.

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  • 25-07-17

hard to get through

The material was interesting and informative, but listening to the presenter was painful. Please use professionals to present these types of books. He must have have been sitting too close to mic because you could hear him suck in his spit; you could hear when is mouth got dry; etc. It would have driven me crazy to listen to him in a classroom , forget about one on one as he was amplified through my car speakers.

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