Last Friday, a few Nasher Museum staffers took a field trip to the “Rembrandt in America” show at the N.C. Museum of Art and followed senior curator Sarah Schroth around. We loved listening to her talk about the line of a jaw, the thickness of paint, the black-on-black style that shows off Rembrandt’s ability to paint fabrics and textures. Sarah brought us to one of her favorite paintings, “Lucretia,” (pictured above) a young woman depicted moments after she has plunged a dagger into her heart.
“Look at that sleeve!” Sarah said. “I mean, is that perfection, or what?”