There is much to celebrate about the life and work of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the famed Dutch master. Prolific and ground-breaking in drawing, printmaking and painting, Rembrandt was adept at any of the subjects he tackled, from portraits, to still lives, landscapes and Biblical scenes. The Dutch are especially proud of their countryman, who despite never having left the Netherlands in his lifetime, has had a global influence.
This year marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt, and museums in Holland and around the world are celebrating his life and works. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has a massive exhibition titled All the Rembrandts (on view through June 10), which showcases the entirety of their holdings, the most comprehensive collection of his work in the world. And it is an impressive collection: over 20 paintings, 60 drawings, and several hundred of the artist’s 1,300 prints will be on display. A highlight (though there are many) is The Night Watch (1642), considered by some to be his greatest work, which will be on display before beginning a lengthy and expensive restoration process starting in July.