Top art exhibition coming to Nelson


An exhibition featuring one of the world’s greatest painters, Rembrandt, is coming to Nelson next month.
Rembrandt Remastered, which is being hosted by the Nelson Provincial Museum and the Suter Art Gallery, is a collection of 57 digitally remastered and life size paintings – each work reproduced as it may have left the master’s studio nearly 400 years ago.
The exhibition is an ode to Rembrandt, who made 330 paintings in his life. His paintings are now spread all over the world, with some being damaged or stolen. But thanks to the latest techniques in digital photography, the exhibition offers the opportunity to see a group of his masterpieces digitally restored to their original condition.
The images are full size and will be displayed in chronological order with accompanying text that tells the story of the individual pictures and his life.
The exhibition is being run in collaboration with the Rembrandt Research Project Foundation, which was launched in 1968 with the aim of identifying the painter’s complete works. The foundation is chaired by Ernst van de Wetering, the world’s leading Rembrandt expert.
The exhibition is being made possible with sponsorship from Nelson Pine Industries Limited, which means that all residents of Nelson and Tasman can visit the exhibition for free.
Rembrandt Remastered will run from October 12 to November 15 at the Nelson Provincial Museum and the Suter Art Gallery. Entry is free for Nelson-Tasman residents and $5 for visitors outside the region.