Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness

From Saturday 21st October 2017 10:00 to Sunday 7th January 2018 16:00

A new exhibition opens in 2017 featuring the nationally important collection of Rembrandt etchings held by Norfolk Museums Service. This exhibition will showcase Rembrandt's explorations of light and darkness, through selected loans from the National Gallery, the Royal Collection, the British Museum and the National Galleries of Scotland, together with the Castle's extraordinary collection of 93 etchings by the great artist.

One of the world's most renowned and innovative printmakers, Rembrandt's handling of light and shadow expressed purely through the medium of lines and the space around them, was unsurpassed. During his lifetime, Rembrandt was as famed for his prints as for his oil paintings, being better known in Britain as a printmaker.

This exhibition will highlight this less well known aspect of his output, comparing prints with a selected group of paintings and drawings, to show how physical and metaphorical light and darkness meet and combine in Rembrandt's work in all media.

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Norwich Castle, Castle Meadow, Norwich

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