Rembrandt - Auerbach: Raw Truth

Six paintings by Frank Auerbach are displayed alongside works by Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum.

Born in Berlin in 1931, Auerbach has been a naturalised British citizen since 1947 and, along with Bacon and Freud, is considered among the most important post-war British painters.

Auerbach's works in this exhibition were created in the early 1960s, when the artist was fascinated by the "raw truth" contained in Rembrandt's paintings. 

Since it opened in 1885 the Rijksmuseum collection has inspired generations of artists including Van Gogh who spent hours admiring The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt.

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions highlighting the work of artists who gained inspiration from the Dutch Masters, such as John Constable & Jacob van Ruisdael (2007), Joan Miró & Jan Steen (2010), Anselm Kiefer & The Night Watch (2011), and Rembrandt & Degas (2011). 


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Address Rijksmuseum, Jan Luijkenstraat 1, Amsterdam, tel. +31(0)206747000.

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Rembrandt - Auerbach: Raw Truth

Rijksmuseum, Jan Luijkenstraat 1, Amsterdam, tel. +31(0)206747000.