Among the most surprising aspects of Rembrandt’s output are 23 surviving drawings closely based on portraits made by artists working in Mughal India. These drawings mark a striking diversion for the artist: the only time he made a careful and extensive study of art from a dramatically different culture. ‘Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India’ explores the artist’s Mughal drawings, exhibiting them alongside the Mughal paintings that inspired them to assess the impact of Indian art and culture on Rembrandt’s artistic interests and working process as a draftsman. Find out more about ‘Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India’ from the Getty Center’s website.
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