Kevin Sullivan’s Out of the Shadows, narrated by Donald Sutherland, explores the relationship between science, technology, and art history. It looks at famous masterpieces by artists such as Van Goghand Rembrandt.
Rembrandt van Rijn, in particular, is famous for the way his artwork captures light and shadows, making his paintings appear almost life like. Throughout the seventeenth century, also known as the Dutch Golden Age, many sought out Rembrandt’s work. His paintings continue to be admired worldwide, though they can be difficult to identify, as the documentary further explains.
Recently Rembrandt’s work has resurfaced in popular news. In November 2015 his oil painting, Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo, was purchased for $60 million at an auction in the United Kingdom. The buyers were later identified as philanthropists and art collectors Alfred and Isabel Bader. Kevin Sullivan and Alfred Bader share a mutual appreciation for great works of art, including Rembrandt’s masterpieces.
This spring, the painting was unveiled at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The gallery is located on Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario. In order to make it more accessible to the public, there is no longer an admission fee for the gallery. You can view it for free in the Bader Collection, next to the two previous Rembrandt paintings donated by the Baders that are on display.
It’s a great spot for a day trip if you find yourself in the Kingston area, and we recommend you watch Out of the Shadows beforehand so you can fully appreciate these masterpieces and their role in the art history world!
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By Jessica Young, Sullivan Entertainment