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July 15, 1606: Dutch Artist Rembrandt Born
On this day in 1606, famous Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn was born.  Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history, Rembrandt was best known for his portraits, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible, history and mythology. His more than 600 paintings are often noted for his innovative use of shadow and light.
Explore the defining qualities of an authentic Rembrandt with “Rembrandt in America.”
Photo: Rembrandt Self-Portrait, 1659. Wikimedia Commons


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pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 15, 1606: Dutch Artist Rembrandt Born

On this day in 1606, famous Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn was born.  Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history, Rembrandt was best known for his portraits, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible, history and mythology. His more than 600 paintings are often noted for his innovative use of shadow and light.

Explore the defining qualities of an authentic Rembrandt with “Rembrandt in America.”

Photo: Rembrandt Self-Portrait, 1659. Wikimedia Commons

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Is this new Mona Lisa an ingenious forgery – or an unfinished da Vinci masterpiece? You be the judge.
The Mona Lisa Mystery airs Wednesday (7/9) at 10/9c on pbssecretsofthedead on PBS (check local listings).
Watch a preview.
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pbstv:

Is this new Mona Lisa an ingenious forgery – or an unfinished da Vinci masterpiece? You be the judge.

The Mona Lisa Mystery airs Wednesday (7/9) at 10/9c on pbssecretsofthedead on PBS (check local listings).

Watch a preview.

15 International Summer Art Exhibitions You Should Definitely See

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Magical Realism and Modern Oaxaca: Remembering Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) is currently on view and is named one of the top 15 international summer art exhibitions you should see!

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