Bust of a Bearded Old Man

The Leiden Collection

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Masterpieces of The Leiden Collection

The Leiden Collection

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The Prayer Before the Meal

The Leiden Collection

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The Leiden Collection

Visitors in China to the exhibition Rembrandt and His Time: Masterpieces of The Leiden Collection were welcomed by an introductory film by VideoArt Productions. When the exhibition opened in 2017 in the National Museum of China the initial report from our client was, "The film has been a complete success! Visitors to the exhibition have been riveted – I came back the day after the opening to find crowds seated on the floor in front of it, totally transfixed."

 

The Leiden Collection, which is the world’s largest private collection of Rembrandts and Rembrandt School pieces has entrusted VideoArt with telling its story in galleries and online.  Martin Huberman interviewed the founder of the Collection, Thomas Kaplan, and renowned curators of Dutch art from museums like The Getty, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and London’s Royal Academy.

 

The Leiden Collection entrusted VideoArt with telling its story in galleries and online. For our film on Jan Steen’s “The Prayer Before the Meal,” we take viewers behind the scenes at the National Gallery of Art as curator Arthur Wheelock discusses the details of the painting and his deep personal affection for it. 

 

For one special scene, we were waiting in the conservation lab as a one of the curators walked in a got his first ever looked at a newly discovered and cleaned Rembrandt.