"From the womb of art criticism was born " - Charles Baudelaire (1821 –1867)

The Rembrandt Collection

“Couldn’t you just try to let go of a few paintings?” Often, the greatest admirer of an artist’s work was the artist himself. Legends exist of clients threatening and pleading with Titian and, later, Rembrandt, to hand over the painting they had commissioned and often paid for in advance. Rembrandt’s clients are reputed to have waited until the artist was away from the studio in order to enter and reclaim their painting. In the case of Titian it was the artists desire to improve continually by modifying and reworking the canvas that made it so difficult for his clients. This obsession for perfectionism forms part of the contemporary Bonnard myth. He was reputed to visit museums armed with colour in order to retouch those painting of his with which he was dissatisfied.

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