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Creator Name: van Rijn, Rembrandt
Creator Dates/Places: Dutch, 1606 - 1669
Creator Name-CRT: Rembrandt van Rijn
Title: The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1634
Creation End Date: 1634
Creation Date: 1634
Object Type: Prints
Materials and Techniques: Etching, engraving, and drypoint
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (26.03 x 21.92 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1963.38
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Calvin J. Holmes
Context: The symbolist painter Redon was a contemporary of Monet and other impressionists, but his artistic aims differed from theirs. His interest was not in the phenomenon of the visual world, but in the world of dreams and imagination, of mysticism and flights of fancy. In this picture of an imaginary but seemingly ancient event, a young woman wearing a symbolic mantle takes the hand of an even younger woman as if to impart some secret truth. Redon's poetic and evocative canvases so captivated the organizers of the 1913 Armory Show in New York that they devoted an entire room to his work. This landmark exhibition, which also traveled to Chicago and Boston, provided many Americans with a first opportunity to see modern European art. "Initiation to Study", which hung at the far right on the rear wall of the Redon Room at the New York show, attracted the attention of the famous collector John Quinn, who bought the painting for $675.
AMICA ID: DMA_.1963.38
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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