THE WORK OF HERCULES SEGERS
Rijksmuseum at TEFAF New York Fall:
The Work of Hercules Segers
The presentation from the Rijksmuseum explores the work of Hercules Segers, one of the most mysterious and experimental artists of the Dutch Golden Age. The presentation is designed as a glimpse into the first full retrospective of the work of Hercules Segers, currently on view at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Known for his strange and wonderful mountain landscapes and endless vistas, Segers found admirers in fellow artists such as Rembrandt, who owned no fewer than eight of his pictures, as well as one of his copper printing plates. Rembrandt famously reworked Segers’ plate of Tobias and the Angel around 1652, transforming the subject into The Flight into Egypt. he Rijksmuseum is proud to present this extraordinary print by Rembrandt at TEFAF New York Fall, a part of the larger retrospective currently at the Rijksmuseum through January 8, 2017, at which time it will move on to The Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 13-May 21, 2017.
This presentation at TEFAF New York Fall included a video-installation by Christian Borstlap from Amsterdam-based creative studio Part of a Bigger Plan, with renowned storyteller John Malkovich, featuring animation inspired by and introducing the work of Hercules Segers.