Lievens and Rembrandt Parallels and Divergences
(Amy Golahny) The Low Countries - 2012, № 20, pp. 182-189
The contemporaries Rembrandt and Jan Lievens share a home town, various acquaintances and patrons, and the cultural milieu of Amsterdam. Both were immensely successful, yet in different ways. Lievens' range of subjects is fairly limited by comparison to that of Rembrandt. He, indeed, benefited from his association with Rembrandt: as a lesser artistic force that catches some of the reflected glory of the genius.
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