Welcome to the Lambeth Celebrating Age Festival 2019

Rembrandt’s Light

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Date(s) - 25/10/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dulwich Picture Gallery



A group visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery’s exhibition to mark the 350th anniversary of the death of the legendary Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.

The show brings together thirty-five of his works from around the world that show the brilliance of his technique and storytelling.

An enduring storyteller; a master of light – Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived. This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since his death with 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings, including major international loans from The Louvre and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

Arranged thematically, Rembrandt’s Light will take you on a journey from high drama and theatricality, to the contemplative and spiritual, showcasing his use of light. The exhibition focusses on the period from 1639–1658, when he lived in his ideal house at Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Museum Het Rembrandthuis). Its striking, light-infused studio was where Rembrandt created his most exceptional work including The Denial of St Peter and The Artist’s Studio.

Echoing Rembrandt’s power for storytelling, the exhibition’s atmospheric lighting and design have been carefully curated to immerse audiences in his world. In-house curators Jennifer Scott and Helen Hillyard have collaborated with the award-winning cinematographer, Peter Suschitzky, famed for
his work on films such as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Mars Attacks! to create this unique experience.

Highlights include the captivating Philemon and Baucis, shown in the UK for the first time, the contemplative Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb and three of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings of women: A Woman Bathing in a Stream, A Woman in Bed and the Gallery’s Girl at a Window all hanging together.

This is not a guided tour, so guests can enjoy the exhibition at their own speed.

Access: People will be free to go round the exhibition at their own pace, but those with mobility issues may need additional support. Carers and assistants will need to have reserved one of the tickets.

Bus: P4; stop: Dulwich Picture Gallery



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