Forget Magnets. Amsterdam’s Rembrandt Museum Offers Tattoos Of The Master’s Art
Visitors visiting the house of the ancient master Rembrandt have the opportunity to acquire a replica of one of his works for as little as 109 dollars and take it home with them. The prices for Rembrandt’s original paintings are in the millions of dollars, but visitors may purchase a reproduction of one of his works.
The Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam is currently serving as the location of a temporary tattoo shop called a pop-up tattoo parlor. Here, tattoo artists are applying copies of Rembrandt’s artwork on the skin of paying clients. The well-known tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher is a part of the pair Schiffmacher & Veldhoen, which is responsible for recreating the works of an artist who was active in the 17th century.
A discussion of the project can be found on the website of the museum, where Schiffmacher is quoted as saying, “Worldwide, more tattoos are sold than works of art to hang on your wall.” This statement was made in relation to the activity that is being undertaken. An older tattoo artist once referred to tattoos as “The Poor Man’s Rembrandt,” which indicates that a tattoo is “a work of art that is more affordable than a painting by one of the old masters, but is no less carefully executed and selected.” In other words, a tattoo is “a work of art that is more affordable than a painting by one of the old masters, but is no less carefully executed and selected.”
He went on to explain that “For us, it is an incredible honor to work in the place where Rembrandt’s soul can still be felt,” as well as to work with the etchings and sketches that Rembrandt had created. This is a tremendous honor, and we thank you for it. The bringing together of very enormous pieces of art and very little ones”