Author(s): Michiel Roscam Abbing
"The Rembrandt Experience" chronicles the life of Rembrandt and looks at the themes that have dominated his work. Beginning with a look at the Golden Age of Dutch painting, the project moves from Rembrandt's birth and childhood in Leiden to his work in Amsterdam. It includes his personal relationships and his rise in fortunes as he became one of the most prominent portrait artists of his generation and created such gems as the Night Watch. It also chronicles his subsequent bankruptcy and the change in his painting style over the years. In addition, the book contains some 30 items of facsimile memorabilia - personal and public documents and other archival material of the time, such as the official announcement of Rembrandt and Saskia's marriage in Amsterdam.