From tomorrow, Wednesday, until 26 October, the Centro Sefarad-Israel is hosting the exhibition Rembrandt: A Portrait of the Jewish World from Amsterdam, with some of the most unknown works by the famous Dutch Baroque painter, which show his links with the Jewish society of his time.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Leiden, 1606 – Amsterdam, 1669) is considered one of the greatest masters of Baroque art in history and the most important artist of the Netherlands, and his works coincide with the so-called Dutch Golden Age. His paintings include the portraits he painted for his contemporaries, his self-portraits and his illustrations of biblical scenes.
This exhibition includes compositions that reflect Rembrandt’s fascination with the Jewish world once he came into contact with the most representative Jewish families of the 17th century. These creations were executed in his house-workshop in Breestraat, Amsterdam, where he arrived in 1624, and include sublime portraits of Sephardic and Ashkenazi figures.