The exhibition brings together paintings and drawings by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, spanning different periods of his artistic path. The pieces on view range from the youthful and experimental works of his journey to Leiden to the later ones created in Amsterdam. Besides them, on show also works by his contemporary rivals and peers, including Johannes Vermeer, Jan Lievens, Ferdinand Bol, Carel Fabritius, Gerrit Dou, Frans van Mieris and Frans Hals, which explore the mutual influences they had on each other.
“Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection and the Musée du Louvre” collects 95 artworks, including paintings, drawings and objects, primarily drawn from The Leiden Collection, one of the largest and most significant private collections of artworks from the Dutch Golden Age, besides the Musée du Louvre exceptional collections. Loans from the Rijksmuseum and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France complete the presentation. The exhibition is enriched by a varied curatorial programme of film screenings, performances, talks and workshops.