Rembrandt: Bohemian or Businessman, Romantic or Rebel
Lecturer: Jane Choy
Location: DESY Auditorium
Rembrandt is considered by many to be Holland’s greatest artist and the equal of Mozart, Shakespeare and Michelangelo. Unlike van Gogh, the other great Dutch artist, Rembrandt has not left much written material explaining his views on art, but what he has left is a unique visual autobiography in his self-portraits which he did from the age of 20 to 63, the year of his death. This lecture will use the self-portraits as a thread through his life and with his other masterpieces explore the man and what, why, and how he painted. Was he indeed a businessman or bohemian, rebel or romantic?
Jane Choy was born and grew up in Massachusetts. Before coming to Holland where she now lives she worked for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. She received a B.Sc from Salem State University and a Master of Education from Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. She has also studied at Leiden University
She gives tours and lectures on 17th Century Dutch Art for the Mauritshuis, Prince William V Gallery and Huygens Museum Hofwjck.
For many years she has been involved in promoting the arts by fulfilling various committee positions for DFAS The Hague and as Chairman of the NADFAS Societies of Mainland Europe.
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