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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


(Marianne Meijer researches her subject)

The Durban Art Gallery (DAG) is presenting Rembrandt – A love affair, a solo exhibition of portraits by Durban artist Marianne Meijer. An exhibition of landmarks; it opens on May 28 - Meijer’s 80th birthday.

The exhibition also launches a new Durban Art Gallery exhibition space the “Rivertown Gallery” housed in a newly renovated section of the historic Durban Beer Hall.

For more than three decades, Marianne Meijer has been the voice of the local art world in her bi-monthly newspaper commentaries, she’s the lifelong Vice-President of the KwaZulu–Natal Society of Arts and this is her fifth solo exhibition.

Meijer is unapologetically Dutch. This new body of work is a series that is her response to meticulously researched and observed works by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669) who embraced realism and innovative technique to become one of the greatest artists of all time.

Rembrandt – A love affair runs at DAG’s Rivertown Gallery from May 28 to July 5. For more information, contact: Thulani Makhaye on 031 311 2268 or Jenny Stretton on 031 3327 286.

The Rivertown Precinct is located between the Durban International Convention Centre and the beachfront at 102 Prince Alfred Street (now Florence Nzama). For more information contact 083 799 6019.