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Rembrandt & Vermeer, Masters of Light

The Jewish Bride, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, c.1667, Rijksmuseum The Jewish Bride, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, c.1667, Rijksmuseum

In the previous presentations on Caravaggio, we discussed the Master himself and then his very significant influence on Italian contemporaries and Spanish and French painters, some of whom had worked in Rome and others, who although not having visited Rome, saw the work of other painters, who had visited the Eternal City. This time, we discuss the influence on Dutch Golden Age painting, first with a brief mention of the Utrecht Caravaggisti, who also visited Rome soon after Caravaggio’s death and then with selected images, reveal how Rembrandt and Vermeer brought compositions to life with their particular magic.