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Discovering Rembrandt

Written by The Living Paintings

Suitable for: 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teenagers (Key stage 4), Teachers

Sponsored by: The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Foyle Foundation

Available braille grades:

This resource is for blind and partially sighted young people, aged 11 years plus. It is designed to be an interesting and fun activity for at home and in the classroom. It provides a short and atmospheric introduction to Rembrandt’s life and work, giving the opportunity to explore some of his iconic self-portraits, etchings and paintings depicting his family and people within his household. It may be used to support the teaching and learning of art and art history in the National Curriculum, including studying artist’s lives, different media (etching and oil painting), subject matter and the genre of portrait painting and self-portraits.

The audio descriptions for each topic guide the fingers over the tactile picture and describe it in detail. Included in each track is an actor providing ‘Rembrandt’s voice’, and sharing dramatised atmospheric snapshots of insight into his life.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Self-portrait in a Fur Cap
Self-portrait in a Flat Cap
Girl at a Window
A Woman Bathing in a Stream
A Man in Armour

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