Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of The Late Years |
Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of The Late Years
Watch Until December 28, 12:00am
Duration: 59min
Simon Schama, one of the world’s leading experts on Rembrandt, assesses the Dutch master's final works as he faced the challenges of old age. Far from diminishing as he aged, Rembrandt's creativity gathered new energy in the final years of his life. His twilight years were turbulent - plagued by illness, poverty and bereavement. But exquisite beauty was borne from this misery, and, despite being dismissed as substandard at the time - even grotesque - the artist's late works were full of passion, innovation and deep self-reflection. Filmed in Amsterdam, the city where Rembrandt found both fame and personal misfortune, the program provides insight into a particularly vivid period of the great artist’s oeuvre.