Amsterdam Trip – Morning of Day One

After a double helping of breakfast I was set up for the day, caught the tram to Dam Square then set out to find Rembrandt House Museum.

In spite of it being a Saturday in August the place wasn’t crowded, unlike the Van Gough Museum where the queue snaked along the street. The audio guide was included in the admission charge of €12.50 and gave me sufficient information about the rooms with the option to learn more about the paintings which were on display. Here are some images taken from the website.

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Rembrandt used his house as a gallery as well so most of the paintings, including ones by other artists, were displayed for the purpose of selling them.

After a tour of the house I viewed his etchings and was amazed how small yet detailed most of them are. His use of light and shade overwhelmed me, even in the darkest areas nothing is lost.

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The Presentation; In Rembrandt’s Dark Manner, 1654, 207 x 162 mm.

Although this etching is in the V&A it’s an excellent example of Rembrandt’s skill.

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