The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires at Williamstown, features an exhibition that looks at the influence that Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn had on the French Impressionist Edgar Degas. Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists, which was organized by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, is on view at the Clark November 13, 2011, through February 5, 2012, after which it will be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which also participated in its organization.
The exhibition also includes a selection of prints and books from the Clark’s collection that demonstrate the broader French interest in Rembrandt in the nineteenth century. These include prints that are copies after Rembrandt and books that catalogue and reproduce his work. Events related to the Clarks’ Rembrandt and Degas exhibition include Lecture: Degas Looks at Rembrandt – Sunday, January 29, 3:00 pm: Degas expert Richard Kendall, Clark Curator at Large and curator of the Clark’s recent exhibition Picasso Looks at Degas, will discuss Rembrandt’s influence on Degas and other mid-nineteenth-century artists, and this Gallery Talk for Members only: Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 9:30 am, and Friday, February 3, 2012, 9:30 am.
Looking at Rembrandt film series
- Rembrandt for Real – Sunday, November 20, 2:00 pm;
- Nightwatching – Sunday, November 27, 2:00 pm;
- Rembrandt – Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm;
Clark Art Institute contact information
- 225 South Street – Williamstown, MA 01267
- Galleries open daily – Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- web: clarkart.edu
Self-Portrait as a Young Man, 1629, by Rembrandt van Rijn.
Oil on panel, 15.6 x 12.7 cm.
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek, Munich
[© bpk, Berlin / Alte Pinakothek, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, Germany / Art Resource, NY]
Self-Portrait, c. 1857–58, by Edgar Degas.
Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 26 x 19.1 cm.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
[Image © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute]