Name Dropping—The Critical Fortunes of Rembrandt’s Portraits
November 15, 2019 | 7–8 pm |
$5 (Free for Members)
Ann Jensen Adams, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara
During his lifetime, Rembrandt’s portraits were valued as much, or more, for the identity of their sitters as for the characteristics of his style. Adams discusses the appreciation for Rembrandt’s portraits in their own time and then traces how their identities and valuation changed through the centuries and the cultural shifts that motivated them.