The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the primary museum to hold the famed identify outdoors of France, introduced Sunday it should roll out works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer this month.

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Works by the 2 artists are a part of the gallery’s first exhibition this 12 months, entitled “Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden assortment and the Musee du Louvre.”

The exhibit, on show within the United Arab Emirates capital from February 14 to Could 18, is devoted to Rembrandt, Vermeer and the famed “fijnschilders” — effective painters recognized for his or her detailed work — of the Netherlands.

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“Rembrandt is a grasp of the Golden Age,” museum head Manuel Rabate informed AFP.

“He is a common genius, he is linked to the world.”

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The exhibition options 95 works, together with Vermeer’s “Younger Girl Seated at a Virginal” alongside Rembrandt’s “Portrait of a Man” and “Examine of the Head and Clasped Fingers of a Younger Man as Christ in Prayer”.

The museum has additionally acquired Rembrandt’s “Head of a younger man, with clasped arms: Examine of the determine of Christ” as a part of its everlasting assortment.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi was inaugurated with nice pomp in November 2017 — almost 5 years not on time — by French President Emmanuel Macron and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

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It was marketed as “a common museum” celebrating cultural trade and tolerance.

The museum has reportedly price the UAE round $1 billion, together with upwards of $500 million to make use of France’s “Louvre” model.

Officers haven’t confirmed the worth tag.


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