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Rare Works of Rembrandt and Vermeer Can be Seen in the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Rare Works of Rembrandt and Vermeer Can be Seen in the Louvre Abu Dhabi

So, first a few words about the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. The museum is located on the natural island of Saadiyat near Abu Dhabi. Here in the ultra-modern building on an area of 24 thousand square meters, they present a collection of exhibits of the most prominent artists: Picasso, Gauguin, Leonardo da Vinci, Manet, Magritte, Van Gogh, and others. Thanks to its original architecture, a variety of water channels and a large glass dome one gets an impression of open space. The museum was opened in the capital of the UAE in 2017, and since then it has been visited by hundreds of thousands of UAE residents and tourists.

In spring of 2019, the Louvre in Abu Dhabi will present to visitors rare works by famous Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer. It should be noted that never before their works have been presented at exhibitions in the Middle East, so this is a debut of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Manuel Rabat, the director of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, said that Rembrandt is one of the greatest storytellers in the art world. The new exhibition with the works of the representatives of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt and Vermeer will be held here in Abu Dhabi on May 14 – 18, 2019. The paintings are taken from the Leiden Collection and the Paris Louvre. Also, Louvre Abu Dhabi bought one of Rembrandt's works, which depicts Jesus Christ for 47.4 million dirhams ($US 12.9 million) at auction in London, so now the guests of the museum will be able to directly feel all the power and depth of the works of this Dutch masters.

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