Rembrandt: The Last Renaissance Artist
Given by Catherine Scallen, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor in the Humanities and Associate Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, this lecture is part of the special programming planned in conjunction with the exhibition "Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings" at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio. Rembrandt was a printmaker and painter of the 17th century, but his choice of subjects and thematic presentation allied him more with earlier Renaissance art. Scallen examines this retrospective side of Rembrandt’s art and offers possible motivations—centering on his personal ambition as an artist. The program will be followed by a reception; galleries remain open until 7:30 p.m.