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Looking for Rembrandt episode 3

Looking for Rembrandt episode 3: Desperate for money, Rembrandt takes on commissions that even his pupils have passed by, pupils who are now getting the grand offers that once came through Rembrandt’s door.     Bankruptcy proceedings hound him for years and, although…

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Looking for Rembrandt episode 2
Looking for Rembrandt episode 2
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Looking for Rembrandt episode 2

Looking for Rembrandt episode 2: As Rembrandt paints his most iconic work, The Night Watch, his wife Saskia lies dying. Her death begins a ten-year decline in Rembrandt’s output as he pours himself into etching instead. Many etchings are erotically charged, perhaps a…

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Looking for Rembrandt episode 1
Looking for Rembrandt episode 1
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Looking for Rembrandt episode 1

Looking for Rembrandt episode 1 : Rembrandt's art is much loved and admired, but his remarkable life is less well-known. 350 years after his death, his surprising story told from an unusual perspective – his own.     Rembrandt arrives in Amsterdam ‘like…

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Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years
Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years
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Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years

Simon Schama celebrates the masterpieces of Rembrandt's last years. Although the artist fell into bankruptcy and scandal in later years, it took him to new creative heights.     Icarus-like, Rembrandt flew ever higher towards the sun - the most successful artist in…

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Civilisation episode 8 – The Light of Experience
Civilisation episode 8 - The Light of Experience
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Civilisation episode 8 – The Light of Experience

Civilisation episode 8 - The Light of Experience: Kenneth Clark's story takes him from the Holland of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the London of Wren, Purcell and the Royal Society.     Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series tracing the history of Western art…

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