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, Torness One, 2016, collection of the artist.
Besides working with paint, Glenn Brown also explores the graphic language of line on paper, plastic and panel. His pendant pair of works after Rembrandt, show a drawing style related to his paintings, with dynamic and sensuous curling arcs. In other images, Brown combines two heads into startling new forms, seen here. In this new drawing, Brown combines two heads taken from separate works by the Italian High Baroque painter Pompeo Batoni. The title, the name of a British Nuclear Power station, refers to Brown’s vision of energy emanating from the unnatural fusion of the two heads.
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: https://www.rembrandthuis.nl/en/bezoek/tentoonstellingen/glenn-brown-rembrandt-after-life-2/