Rembrandt's naked truth : drawing nude models in the Golden Age / edited by Judith Noorman, David de Witt ; texts, Franziska Gottwald, Judith Niessen, Judith Noorman, Victoria Sancho Lobis, David de Witt, Michael Zell.
Amsterdam : The Rembrandt House Museum ; Zwolle : WBOOKS, 
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-181) and index.
"This catalogue accompanies the exhibition 'Rembrandt's Naked Truth. Drawing Nude Models in the Golden Age' at the Rembrandt House Museum, 12 February to 16 May 2016"--Colophon.
On truth and beauty: drawing nude models in Rembrandt's time / Judith Noorman -- Rembrandt's moral caution concerning the beautiful female nude / David De Witt -- Invention as instruction: Rembrandt's "academic" prints and their function / Victoria Sancho Lobis -- Rembrandt's drawing book: a reconstruction -- Graphic images: Rembrandt's printed nudes / Michael Zell -- Catalogue.
Rembrandt and his pupils drew from the nude model in the 17th century. They took part in a new trend of drawing from models, but with different approach from their contemporaries. Rembrandt's drawings were especially realistic and he was criticized for presenting reality instead of pursuing the ideals of beauty then current.