Rembrandt

La Biblia

(SOLD OUT EDITION)

Artika, in co-publication with the Rijks Museum, the Rembrandthuis of Amsterdam and the Teylers Museum of Haarlem, has conceived a voluminous volume of almost 1,000 pages, with wooden covers lined in silk, in which are inserted the facsimile reproduction of the prints that throughout his life the painter made on The Bible.

Artika, in co-publication with the Rijks Museum, the Rembrandthuis of Amsterdam and the Teylers Museum of Haarlem, has conceived a voluminous volume of almost 1,000 pages, with wooden covers lined in silk, in which are inserted the facsimile reproduction of the prints that throughout his life the painter made on The Bible.

Sixty-five prints are discovered throughout the volume and another nine are arranged in a luxurious folder, lined in black silk, according to their size.

All the plates are numbered and bear the stamp of the museum from which the original drawing originated.

It is accompanied by a splendid book of studies with texts and images that, with the help of experts in each subject, bring the reader closer to the graphic work of the Dutch artist and to the sacred texts of the Bible.

The imposing case that preserves this publishing jewel is made of black lacquered wood. A work of precision and robustness that shows on its cover the enlarged reproduction of the signature of the great Dutch master.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

CASE

  • Completely handmade case, made of black lacquered wood.
  • Printed in two colors
  • Inside, two nests house the two books.
  • Internal protection for a good fixation of the two volumes.
  • Includes a magnifying glass to enjoy the details.
  • Format: 64,5 x 54,5 cm
  • Total weight of the work: 26,5 kg

THE BIBLE

  • Number of pages: 944
  • Old Mill Avorio 130 gsm cotton paper for the Bible texts and Old Mill Bianco 100 gsm for the 65 plates pasted in the book.
  • Dry-stamped cover with gold embossing
  • Hand stitching and binding
  • Two black silk ribbons for reading stitches
  • Printing of the texts in black, gray and gold
  • Three-color printing of the prints
  • Manual binding: 6 mm wooden cover, with hand-beveled curved bevels on the sides, lined in silk
  • Format: 30 x 39
  • Volume weight: 11 kg

BINDER

  • Cardboard lined with black silk with a hand-glued engraving.
  • Closure with two silk ribbons
  • Black Geltex lined interior
  • Protective side flaps
  • Contains 9 large format prints, printed in 3 inks on 250 gr Old Mill Bianco paper.
  • Format: 60 x 50

STUDY BOOK

  • Number of pages: 248
  • Semi-matte coated paper of 150 gr.
  • Printed in 4 inks
  • Cover bound in cardboard with round spine
  • Cover covered in black silk with reproduction of a hand-pasted engraving.
  • Format: 22 x 30 cm

PRODUCTION PROCESS

The first printing proofs are made, adjusting and calibrating the machines.

The text proofs are checked with meticulous attention to detail, taking care of all the details of the tinting.

Once the originals have been digitized, the technicians rectify the proofs under the supervision of experts from the Rembrandthuis Museum.

Due to its format, the book’s casing is sewn with a semi-manual machine to ensure an impeccable finish.

The plates, hand-glued at three points, bear the logo of the museum that is the repository of the original and the number of the copy.

The binding is handmade using antique tools that have not lost their usefulness over the years.

The beveling of the Bible covers is done manually with traditional tools of artisan cabinetmakers.

Rembrandt’s signature is recreated enlarged on bronze plates and dry-stamped on the cover of the Bible.

Each volume is hand-pressed twice: to compact the pages and to fix the sturdy binding that protects it.

A self-portrait of the artist is engraved on the inside of the covers. Sturdy hinges allow it to open 180 degrees.

The case houses the books and the folder of plates. The outside is engraved with the title of the book and Rembrandt’s signature.

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

(1606-1669) One of the greats of art history, the mythical master of the Baroque. The Dutch painter and engraver achieved success and recognition as a young man, and became the master of artists.

One of his greatest achievements is his illustrations of biblical scenes using the technique of engraving, making light emerge from shadow. Rembrandt’s most masterful and recognized works are the group portraits, far from conventionalism and perfect characterization, as well as a great compositional skill.

About the artist

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