Art muse and art historian Noelle Valentino guides viewing and discussion of art made during this intriguing moment late in Rembrandt’s career. Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India is centered around a series of unusually meticulous drawings depicting emperors and courtiers from Mughal India. This exhibition explores the Dutch master’s careful studies of imperial Mughal portraiture and places them within a broader circuit of cross-cultural exchanges. The juxtaposition of Rembrandt’s drawings with Indian paintings of similar compositions is shown alongside Mughal artworks with the European prints that inspired them. Noelle will be your guide to uncovering the fascinating stories about the flow of art and the ideas that were exchanged across time and oceans in the 1600s.
About Noelle Valentino: Noelle Valentino is an art historian and educator. Her professional experiences include teaching, curating and research at the UCLA Hammer Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian, and Christie’s auction house. Noelle holds an MA in art history from the University of California, Riverside. She is a founding member of Art Muse LA.