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Archives: Phillip Kennicott

11th June 2019

The Rijksmuseum displayed ‘all the Rembrandts,’ and crowds went crazy

A lookback at the Rijksmuseum’s “epic” show of its nearly 400 Rembrandts, now in its final days. His self-portrait paintings are fabulous but smaller prints and drawings impress even more, especially those done after the death of his beloved wife. Overall, the show reiterates the “inexhaustibility of his invention. Nothing human was alien to him. He was us before we were us.”