In Rembrandt. Biography of a rebel curator Jonathan Bikker takes us on a journey through all the highs and lows of Rembrandt’s life in 17th-century Leiden and Amsterdam. He shows how ingenious Rembrandt was and how innovative his work was. The book brings the artist back to life. However, you will not come to Rembrandt.
The Rijksmuseum manages the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings in the world with masterpieces such as The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride, The Steel Masters and the portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. In addition, the museum offers a representative overview of his drawings and etchings. All these works enable us to better understand the artist’s life and work. And also for his life history, the more we know, the greater our appreciation for the art of this master painter.