The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first exhibition of the year will focus on 17th century Dutch masters and their skilled works, with the museum’s latest acquisition – a portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn – holding pride of place.
Having opened to the public on February 13, the Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age exhibition is displaying Rembrandt’s “Head of a young man, with clasped hands: Study of the figure of Christ”, along with 94 other paintings and artworks.
“We acquired the work of one of the period’s greatest artists in time for it to be displayed during this exhibition. The piece truly represents a breakthrough in art because it depicts a sacred religious subject in a humane, everyday manner that is breathtaking,” Dr Souraya Noujaim, director of the museum’s scientific, curatorial and collection management department, told Gulf News. READ MORE . . .