Every Monday, we highlight an artwork that is part of the collection of The Rembrandt House Museum, or currently on view at the museum. Today, we would like to take a closer look at a work from our exhibition Glenn Brown – Rembrandt: After Life: Glenn Brown, Die Mutter des Künstlers, 2016, collection of the artist.
The pose of this monumental female figure originates in a model study by Eugène Delacroix. The cropped, bluish figure is far removed from this context. The hand was originally drooped over reflects an absent posing prop: here it seems to float eerily.
In the exhibition Glenn Brown – Rembrandt: After Life The Rembrandt House Museum presents a selection of works in different media: paintings, drawings and prints. Brown’s contrarian audacity sticks out, his unique way of inverting the effects and aims of many much-loved works in the Western canon, including Rembrandt. It is with great pride and excitement that we present the results now, in Amsterdam, in Rembrandts home and workplace. One wonders what strands of conversation could be heard in the house had the great old master and this great new master met. The exhibition Glenn Brown – Rembrandt: After Life is on view at The Rembrandt House Museum until April 23rd 2017. More information: http://www.rembrandthuis.nl/en/bezoek/tentoonstellingen/glenn-brown-rembrandt-after-life-2/