“Reading Rembrandt” questions the traditional boundaries between literary and visual analysis with close, side-by-side readings of some of the Dutch master's works alongside paintings of the same era whose attribution is still debated. A new understanding of the role of visuality in our culture emerges, one that makes significant inroads, most particularly, for the study of gender in Rembrandt's work. Demonstrating acute sensitivity to Rembrandt's art, acclaimed scholar and author Mieke Bal
gives new depth to an old master, a perspective with vast consequences for our views of gender, the artist, and the act of reading.
This seminal title explores the potential[-]for an interdisciplinary methodology[-]between visual art and literature.[-]In a series of close analyses of works by[-]-Rembrandt works as we see them[-]today, through all the ways of seeing[-]and commenting that precede [-]and texts related to those works, Bal[-]questions the traditional boundaries[-]between literary and visual analysis.[-]She also studies Rembrandt's complex[-]handling of gender and the representation[-]of women in Rembrandt's painting.
is a Professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and is based at the University of Amsterdam.