Rembrandt, Woman in Bed (Saskia?) with a Wet Nurse, around 1638 Pen and ink and brush drawing in brown, brown wash,
227 x 164 mm, Inv.-Nr. 1402 Z
Photo: Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
IN FOCUS: HET BESTE VAN REMBRANDT—DRAWINGS AND ETCHINGS OF THE MUNICH COLLECTION / PETER PILLER "GEDULD"Pinakothek der Moderne
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669) with a focused show of exquisite Rembrandt drawings and etchings from its own collection. The 14 Rembrandt drawings located in Munich as well as a representative selection of outstanding etchings provide a feast for the eyes in honour of an exceptional graphic master and an artist esteemed over the centuries right through to today. Parallel to Rembrandt, the first sound installation "Geduld" 2019 by Peter Piller (* 1968) will be presented in this exhibition. The sung word "Geduld" is isolated from various cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, put together as a montage and transformed into a minimalist sound collage. In doing so, the artist traces the concept of patience - which is supposedly clearly associated with strength of character - back to a symbol that is open to further interpretations and projections and opens up a tonal resonance space for Rembrandt's graphic work.