Graduation assignmentBeing separated from his master by some centuries, pupil Klarenbeek needs to be able to rely on his own imagination to work in line with his master’s intentions. Although an artist, being the ultimate autodidact, will never be finished educating himself in expanding his knowledge and skills, in the case of René Klarenbeek, his master Rembrandt decided in the course of 2011 that was time for the ultimate test. As a personal and fitting graduation assignment Rembrandt gave him the extensive task to produce, in addition to painted portraits of individuals and the growing series of paintings based on the Metaphormorphoses, a series of large history paintings on specific classical subjects. With the simultaneous combination of these three components the art project CONTERFEYTER was born.

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