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Description - Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India by Stephanie Schrader

This sumptuously illustrated volume examines the impact of Indian art and culture on Rembrandt (1606-1669) in the late 1650s. By pairing Rembrandt's twenty-three extant drawings of Shah Jahan, Jahangir, Dara Shikoh, and other Mughal courtiers with Mughal paintings of similar compositions, the book critiques the prevailing notion that Rembrandt "brought life" to the static Mughal art. Written by scholars of both Dutch and Indian art, the essays in this volume instead demonstrate how Rembrandt's contact with Mughal painting inspired him to draw in an entirely new, refined style on Asian paper-an approach that was shaped by the Dutch trade in Asia and prompted by the curiosity of a foreign culture. Seen in this light, Rembrandt's engagement with India enriches our understanding of collecting in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, the Dutch global economy, and Rembrandt's artistic self-fashioning. A close examination of the Mughal imperial workshop provides new insights into how Indian paintings came to Europe as well as how Dutch prints were incorporated into Mughal compositions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781606065525
ISBN-10: 1606065521
Format: Hardback
(292mm x 226mm x 18mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Getty Publications
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephanie Schrader

Stephanie Schrader is a curator of drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She is editor of "Looking East: Ruben's Encounter with Asia" (Getty Publications, 2013).

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