The voice of Rembrandt has been recreated in Amsterdam
By James Herring on Saturday, March 2, 2019
The voice of Rembrandt was unveiled this week at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in an ambitious project by ING Bank.
A group of experts used technology and data to recreate the painting techniques, personality, language and voice of the Dutch master.
The results are “The Rembrandt Tutorials”, narrated by the famous painter in his own words.
“2019 is The Year of Rembrandt, and as chief sponsor of the Rijksmuseum, we’re celebrating the enduring legacy of one of the greatest painters in the history of the Netherlands. What many people don’t know, is that during his lifetime Rembrandt was devoted to teaching his pupils how to paint. By recreating his voice, we’re enabling the master to teach again – 350 years after his last lesson. And with the use of innovative technology, Rembrandt’s painting lessons are now available to everyone,” said Tjitske Benedictus, ING.
Agency: J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam