Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If You Can't Get to Rembrandt...

If You're Lucky Rembrandt Will Come to You
 
 

Neither a trip to London or Amsterdam is in my plans right now, so it's a great treat to be able to see this wonderful film about the life and work of Rembrandt by taking a quick subway trip to 42nd Street. I wasn't sure if a film about art work would be both interesting and take the place of seeing the paintings in person, but I am happy to report that it was wonderful.  
 
I took the subway to West 42nd Street...
 
 
Entered the Empire 25 screen multiplex...
 
 
and then was transported to Seventeenth Century Amsterdam and the world of Rembrandt.
 
I've always enjoyed Rembrandt's painting, but after seeing the film I realized how much more there is to know about his work, and how much that knowledge can add to my appreciation and enjoyment of his painting. There were discussions of specific paintings, Rembrandt's technique and how the show of his work was put together and it was fascinating. It was as though the best lecture I went to in college was put up on a big, big screen and I could just sit back and listen and learn. There are several more art programs to come -- Van Gogh in April and The Impressionists in July -- and if I will definitely try to see them.
 
We had a heat wave today and I enjoyed being outside and loved being in the sun. We've got a few cold days coming again, but every day brings us closer to spring. And I cannot wait for spring!
 
As ever, thanks for visiting. Take care and be safe and cozy.
 
Please note: I received a ticket for "Rembrandt" from Fathom Events in order to write about it, but the opinions are all mine.   

17 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I would love to be there with you! It sounds so interesting!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

sounds like something i would enjoy!! so fun i bet. you enjoy! ( :

Nellie said...

What a great opportunity for you! I'd love to see it, too!
We have snow in our forecast for overnight, then again tomorrow night. No spring day here until possibly next week.

TARYTERRE said...

Rembrandt's artwork is beautiful. The movie sounds fascinating. You were lucky to score a ticket. Glad you enjoyed the experience. Temps here will be in single digits and below for the next few days.

Annesphamily said...

Wonderful review Carol! I love art so I am always interested when someone talks about Van Gogh or any of the Impressionists. You are so blessed living in such an exciting city. Have a wonderful weekend, it is coming upon us quickly.

Terra said...

This film sounds like I will enjoy it. I have a degree in Art History and Rembrandt is a genius of a painter. I have seen some of his paintings in museums in Europe.

Elaine Sipos said...

I enjoyed every film I have seen that is produced by Fathom. Lucky to have it in a theatre nearby.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fun night! The movie sounds wonderful. I'm happy to hear you had a warm spell :)

Theresa said...

Looks like a wonderful way to spend the day! YES, Spring is coming... I know it! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Susie said...

Buttercup, I would truly love to be able to see all these programs too. I am ready for spring and sweet flowers and and walks in the park. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That sounds like a great movie. One of my favorite classes in college was an Art History class. My instructor had traveled everywhere and truly shared her love of art and the artists behind the great works.
Thanks for sharing.

Connie Arnold said...

That sounds quite interesting! A good option to see and learn when you can't travel so far.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

The film sounds really interesting. What an enjoyable way to learn about art--and to enjoy the beauty of it as well!

BJ PUP said...

It's great to be able to see the Masters even if you can't get to the museum.

Melinda said...

Sounds very interesting.
"Heat waves" are always nice.

Enjoy your weekend!

M :)

CatTales said...

What a lovely time you must have had! Thanks for sharing the photos. After many months away, I am returning with a new blog. Mildred

Michelle F said...

It is now Spring here, as I write this.
Sounds like the event was very entertaining.
Looking at the skyscraper in the picture made me dizzy...LOL