Rembrandt's Diary

Rembrandt at age 63, self-portrait

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Until recently, when I would hear somebody mention Rembrandt, only one thing came to mind, “Oh yes, the artist.” That was all I knew: Rembrandt was an artist in another place at another time. Then I took a class […]

Seeing Something that Hasn't Been Seen for 400 Years

Zhenya Gershman in her studio


Sometimes we only see what we’ve been told to see. What if there is something entirely different to see?

During 7th grade, Natalie and I enrolled in a magnificent class on the artist Rembrandt with Zhenya Gershman, an artist-educator who was teaching at the Getty Center at […]