Visited Amsterdam last spring, spent hours at the Rijksmuseum,
but Rembrandt stole all of them :)
Left a need to go back and see the rest of it (yes it's humongous).
Was an old dream come true, meeting Rembrandt's work face to face,
finally. How the heck did he do those etchings by hand??? Not even a
Just look at the guy, he had a great sense of humour, didn't he:
The way his Amsterdam glory days ended with the "Nightwatch" - he sort
of brought his misery on himself by refusing to be an ass-licker - is a
fascinating story. Watch the movie "The Nightwatch" - it is bloody good.
I spent a few years at the local town museum as a gallery worker;
started to suspect nobody can do it like in the 17th C anymore...