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Rankin does Rembrandt.
« on: October 20, 2014, 12:40:18 PM »
Interesting program the other night where that Rankin chap tries to recreate the lighting and style of four Rembrandt portraits.
         
             
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04mm12z/the-culture-show-rankin-shoots-rembrandt


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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 01:21:28 PM »
Missed the programme, glad you pointed it out.

A great master to follow, but Rankin did well. Really liked the resulting portraits.
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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 10:59:51 AM »
I'll try to catch that later. School hols and guests, so a bit busy at the moment.
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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 09:44:38 AM »
Thanks for the link, just watched the program and thought it was great.

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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 01:21:20 PM »
just finished watching it. Interesting and enjoyable. Kind of vindicates my portraiture approach of just using one light or a window . .  ;)
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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 01:44:00 PM »
i like the friendly,gentle way he converses with and directs his sitters. I would think that's about 95% of the job.
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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 05:21:51 PM »
Well, yes, if you have no rapport with your sitter, you'll never get a relaxed portrait.
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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2014, 07:57:53 AM »
Just watched it. Since we never knew the original Rembrandt sitters I would have liked Rankin to use non celebs to try and replicate the portraits. I found it difficult to concentrate on the Rembrandt effect whilst being aware of who was being posed, especially my old passion Una the delightful 'Dairy Box Girl'. ;)

I'd love to have a go at something like this, but I'm sure I could only muster up 5 or six assistants to help set things up. So its back to the shed window and the latest copy of AP to use as a reflector.

Talking Rembrandt I watched this the other evening purely by coincidence. A lot of Schama waffle but very enjoyable picture-wise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04mhsn1/schama-on-rembrandt-masterpieces-of-the-late-years

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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2014, 09:26:49 AM »
  I was slightly alarmed at the number of assistants, what did they actually do? (Hold stuff and look "available".)
  Also. no celebs' equals no telly program.
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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2014, 09:30:02 AM »
Isn't the obsession with age and wrinkles, very much 21st century?
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Re: Rankin does Rembrandt.
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2014, 04:31:03 PM »
Just discovered this one, where I tried to imitate Rembrandt. For the competition, I think. Years before Rankin did. (August 2012) And without any assistants. Not half as good as the Master, of course, but I tried.

(Sorry to fill all of the front page, but no one else is posting much, and someone has to keep the show on the road.)

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