The Easel

‘The perfect line’: How Rembrandt made some of his greatest works

As long as you can draw, etching is an art form within reach. Although still widely used today its popularity was at its height in the 17th century. Rembrandt was then, and still is, one of its great exponents. Ahead of a large sale of his works, Christie’s has released an elegantly narrated video (4 min) and short essay on Rembrandt’s use of the technique. “It’s such a perfect line, the etched line…”