понедельник, 5 марта 2012 г.

Dutch painter recognized 335 years after death

It's not unusual for artists to gain esteem after death. But more than three centuries later?

Dutch artist Jan Lievens painted, drew and etched _ many times on a large scale _ portraits, character studies, religious and allegorical images and landscapes in the 1600s.

But his career was overshadowed by fellow Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn, who was born in Leiden in the Netherlands just a year before Lievens, studied with the same master and lived nearby.

Now 335 years after Lievens' death, the National Gallery of Art along with the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam have organized "Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master …

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