Remastered Rembrandt artworks come to Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
Published on 01 February 2019
Visitors to Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom will have the opportunity to see digitally remastered, life-size paintings from one of the world’s greatest artists, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rinj, in a touring international exhibition.
Rembrandt Remastered is on show in Foxton from Saturday 9 February to Sunday 28 April.
Horowhenua District Council Civic and Community Events Coordinator Melissa Steedman said the paintings have been digitally reproduced after years of scholarly research and photography of over 300 of Rembrandt’s works.
“The paintings look as they would have when they left Rembrandt’s studio, 400 years ago,” she said.
Ms Steedman said Rembrandt Remastered was a perfect fit for Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, which houses Oranjehof, New Zealand’s national Dutch museum.
“This is a rare opportunity to see high-quality, digitally remastered works from the great Dutch artist at the home of Dutch heritage in New Zealand,” she said.
Rembrandt Remastered was brought to New Zealand by Agenda Ltd, in collaboration with the Rembrandt Project Foundation and Professor Ernst van de Wetering, Chair of the Rembrandt Project Foundation and acknowledged world specialist.
Admission is $5 per adult, or $2 for Libraries Horowhenua cardholders. Admission is free for young people aged under 16 years when accompanied by an adult, and for Horowhenua school group visits organised through teachers.