In the century that has passed since the collectors Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and Frederik Johannes Lugt (1884–1970) began to acquire works by Rembrandt van Rijn, the world’s view of the artist has changed dramatically. In the late nineteenth century the Dutch artist was perceived as an isolated and unrecognized genius, resistant to rules and increasingly withdrawn from society over time. Today he is generally viewed as an enormously ambitious artist whose extraordinary abilities and innovative style and technique brought him spectacular market success, international fame, and numerous followers during his lifetime. This winter, Rembrandt’s legacy is the subject of The Frick Collection’s special exhibition Rembrandt and His School: Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections, which will present a selection of paintings, prints, and drawings by the master and the diverse group of Dutch artists who constitute his school, among them Govert Flinck, Ferdinand Bol, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Carel Fabritius, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Nicolaes Maes, Philips Koninck, and Lambert Doomer.
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PLEASE NOTE TO YOUR READERS: Children under ten are not admitted to the Collection.
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#6 local to 68th Street station; #Q to 72nd Street station; Bus: M1, M2, M3, and M4 southbound on Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street and northbound on Madison Avenue to 70th Street.
Included in the price of admission is an Acoustiguide Audio Tour of the permanent collection. The tour is offered in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
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