|Rembrandt van Rijn 1606 -1669
Rembrandt van Rijn is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. Rembrandt is best known for his self-portraits and biblical scenes, working intensely with light and shade, achieving a realism that other artists avoided. Breaking convention of his time his honesty of the human form led to these works being hidden for centuries, that is until now.
The Baron of Fulwood Collection of 20 etchings is perhaps the most controversial of his etchings. Even to this day many of his erotic etchings remain hidden in storage rooms of museums and collections, away from public view. This is the first time ever that all of his erotica etchings are being shown at one single venue.
In an extraordinary exhibit that will showcase what historians, curators and collectors have for centuries declared the iconic Dutch artistâ€™s â€œdirty little secrets,â€ will be unveiled all together for the first time at Naomi Wilzigâ€™s World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach.
On View until March 31, 2012
Curated by The Baron of Fulwood & Dirleton and Naomi Wilzig, assisted by David Tamargo, the etchings will be on view at the museumâ€™s new Rembrandt Gallery through Saturday, March 3. An assemblage of the only existing erotic etchings illustrating Rembrandtâ€™s masterful technique, the exhibit will offer a provocative new perspective on the artist deemed by many as â€œone of the greatest prophets of civilization.â€
Titles of the etchings such as â€œAdam and Eve,â€ â€œA Man Making Waterâ€ (1631) and â€œWoman Sitting Half Dressed Besides a Stoveâ€ (1658), meld the earthly with the spiritual, and are among the nudes, biblical, and Greek mythological studies which will be on display in an exhibit anticipated to be among the most hard sought museum tickets of the season.
World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach, home of the largest private collection of erotic art in America open to the public. The priceless private collection of Ms. Naomi Wilzig dates from antiquities to contemporary times, from Pompeii to Picasso, and shows all cultures, art mediums and lifestyles in a tasteful historic time line. The collection includes paintings, tapestries, sculptures and art objects, mostly one of a kind. With over 20 rooms and 12,000 square feet, the WEAM has more than you can even imagine.