Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India
This handsome companion book to an exhibition at the J Paul Getty Museum examines the impact of Indian art and culture on Rembrandt (1606-1669) in the late 1650s.
With essays written by both scholars of both Dutch and Indian art, this volume demonstrates that Rembrandt's contact with Mughal painting inspired him to draw in an entirely new, refined style on Asian paper-an approach that was shaped by the Dutch trade in Asia and prompted by the curiosity of a foreign culture.
A close examination of the Mughal imperial workshop provides new insights into how Indian paintings came to Europe as well as how Dutch prints were incorporated into Mughal compositions.
- Author: Stephanie Schrader, Curator of drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum
- Hardcover: 160 pages | 130 colour illustrations
- Date published: March 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1606065525
- Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 22.6 cm