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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 1 (UPI) -- British actor Martin Freeman will play Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn in "Nightwatching," a film being shot in Amsterdam, it was reported Monday.

Rembrandt's 400th marked by exhibit

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 2 (UPI) -- An exhibit of 50 works by Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn has opened in his former home in Amsterdam to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his birth.

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Netherlands' two largest museums Thursday announced plans to join forces for a exhibit uniting old masters Rembrandt and Caravaggio.

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Rijksmuseum masterpieces to tour U.S.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Rijksmuseum is planning a traveling exhibit of 100 masterpiece paintings that will visit at least three American cities in 2006-2007.

Atlanta museum links up with the Louvre

ATLANTA, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Atlanta's High Museum of Art has bonded with the Louvre in Paris for a series of long-term loans from the Louvre for the opening of three new buildings.

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Amsterdam's famed Rikjsmuseum says its airport branch opened last year had 130,000 visitors, ranking it among the country's top 10 museums.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.

Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, his later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardship. Yet his drawings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high and for twenty years he taught nearly every important Dutch painter. Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. The self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.

In both painting and printmaking he exhibited a complete knowledge of classical iconography, which he molded to fit the requirements of his own experience; thus, the depiction of a biblical scene was informed by Rembrandt's knowledge of the specific text, his assimilation of classical composition, and his observations of the Jewish population of Amsterdam. Because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization."

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