The Year of Rembrandt at the Hermitage
05/10/2019 - 19/01/2020
Paying its own tribute to Rembrandt’s genius, the State Hermitage is presenting after restoration one of the most mysterious and striking masterpieces in its collection The Fall of Haman. The opening of the exhibition “The Fall of Haman: Rembrandt’s Picture in the Mirror of Time” is a key element in the programme for the Year of Rembrandt in Russia.
Rembrandt van Rijn is the foremost representative of the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Rembrandt is a brilliant exponent of chiaroscuro, an unsurpassed master of the depiction of human emotions, one of the most important and inventive artists not only in 17th-century Holland, but in the whole worldwide history of art.
The Hermitage’s collection of Rembrandt paintings and graphic works is among the finest in the world. All periods in the artist’s oeuvre are represented in the museum, from early works to those created in the last years of his life. An entire hall is given over to his canvases, while the museum possesses an almost complete collection of his etchings. Displayed separately are numerous works by his pupils (in the Hall of the School of Rembrandt).