Rembrandt and Lievens: Nature and Nurture in the Dutch Golden Age
March 3, 2009
The Dutch Studies program at UC Berkeley kindly invites you for a lecture by Amy Golahny.
The early years of Rembrandt and Lievens offer clear parallels: born in Leiden 1606-1607, they both studied with a local master before training with the renowned Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, and then, they closely associated with one another during the first years of their independent careers. Why is Rembrandt today almost known universally, and Lievens hardly at all? This presenation examines the shared aspects of the background of Lievens and Rembrandt, and their diverse talents, characters, ambitions, and achievements.