Bulgaria Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Rembrandt's Birth

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Rembrandt's Birth Bulgaria??™s Academy Gallery celebrates 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth with a special exhibition of the artist??™s works. Photo by Nadya Kotseva (Sofia Photo Agency)

Bulgaria celebrates 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth with a special exhibition at the Academy Gallery, which opend on Wednesday.

The exhibition, which is part of the world celebrations on the occasion, includes helio-engravings and digital prints of artist's works.

In 2006 it will have been 400 years ago that Rembrandt, Holland's greatest 17th-century painter, was born. Like no other artist, Rembrandt managed to capture light and shadows in paint. In addition, his drawings and etchings are unequalled.

Rembrandt, son of a Leiden miller, was born on July 15, 1606. His parents expected him to enjoy a university education, however, Rembrandt was to choose painting as a career.

He was apprenticed to Leiden master Jacob van Swanenburgh and had his first studio in this city. In Leiden he made his first historical paintings and self-portraits.

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