Showcase Exhibition | 06.09.2019 – 16.02.2020

On the Essence of Landscape***extended until 16 Feb. 2020

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How do you capture the soul of a landscape? The second showcase exhibition during Rembrandt Year 2019 presents two artists determined to find an answer: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, who sought to capture the atmosphere, the uniqueness, of a particular stretch of land, and Frisian artist Jan van der Kooi, who uses traditional working methods and drawing techniques to get at the inner being, the intrinsic power, of people, animals, and landscapes. Van der Kooi’s (*1957) more than 150 sketchbooks will be on view for the first time in this exhibition and will be shown alongside a selection of Rembrandt’s landscape etchings.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a trilingual publication (German, Dutch, English).

Jan van der Kooi, Veenhoop regenbui, 2007, Privatsammlung Jan van der Kooi | © Jan van der Kooi, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, Foto: Stephan Kube

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, View of Amsterdam, ca. 1641 | © Draiflessen Collection, Liberna, Foto/photo: Stephan Kube