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Australian Arts

A staggering performance

10 June 2023

9:00 AM

10 June 2023

9:00 AM

It would be wrong to belittle the Rembrandt exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria because the emphasis is on etchings and drawings with a few paintings to highlight the majesty of the work. Rembrandt was one of the greatest artists (in any medium) the world has seen. And if you leaf through Simon Schama’s Rembrandt’s Eyes you will be arrested by the drawings and etchings which tingle with the felt life of an artist whose capacity for dramatic realisation touches everything he ever sketched.

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