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May 24, 2022

s2e20 History of Prints Rembrandt (religious scenes)

s2e20 History of Prints Rembrandt (religious scenes)

Humanizing biblical figures

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In s2e20, Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig conclude their discussion of Rembrandt van Rijn, the man who made etching was it is today. In this third of three episodes on Rembrandt, they tackle his etchings of religious scenes. Rembrandt made a lot of them and they are intense. They are special because Rembrandt humanizes the people in them, which really hadn't happened before. It's almost as if viewers can find themselves in the scenes. Biblical stories are brought to life under Rembrandt sure hand.

After this episode, we are taking a summer hiatus. Platemark series two: A History of Prints will return in late summer. In the meantime, episodes from series three will be previewed. Series three features interviews with luminaries of the print ecosystem. Stay tuned for those.

Platemark is produced by Ann Shafer
Series one co-host: Ben Levy
Series two co-host: Tru Ludwig
Theme music: 
Michael Diamond
Audio mixing and troubleshooting: Dan Fury, Extension Audio