A Son, a Father, a Masterpiece
March 18 – June 4, 2023
The young Titus van Rijn stares dreamily over the edge of his lectern. Father Rembrandt caught his gaze in 1655, when he lived with his family in the stately building on the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam. Nearly 400 years later, we managed to get Titus back home – to the place where Rembrandt’s masterpiece was painted, in the house where Titus was born. In The Rembrandt House Museum you will come face-to-face with the iconic painting from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam). A special room in the exhibition The Art of Drawing will offer a unique experience: visitors will be offered a guided viewing, like a guided meditation, with three options: an art historical story, a psychological description of father and son, and different types of musical accompaniment. With every option, you’ll discover something new in Rembrandt’s famous painting.
‘Titus Returns Home’ is made possible thanks to the ‘Buitenkans’-project of the Turing Foundation and the Vereniging Rembrandt and thanks to the lender Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. ‘Buitenkans’ offers art museums in the Netherlands the opportunity to organize a small presentation around a loan from another Dutch public collection. This is the first exhibition of this project.
SLOW LOOKING WITH TITUS
The longer you look at Rembrandt’s famous portrait of his son Titus, the more you see. In The Rembrandt House Museum you can get some one-on-one time with Titus. In the multimedia tour you will find three ways to view and experience the painting, a kind of guided meditation. Would you like a preview? Click on the video and meditate with Titus, accompanied by sounds from the artist’s studio. What effect does this sound have on how you experience the painting?