Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn

b. 1606 Leiden, The Netherlands, d. 1669 Amsterdam,Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher. From 1632 onwards he signed his works with only the forename Rembrandt; in documents, however, he continued to sign Rembrandt van Rijn (occasionally van Rhyn), initially with the addition of the patronymic 'Harmensz.'. This was no doubt in imitation of the great Italians such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, on whom he modelled himself, sometimes literally. He certainly equalled them in fame, and not only in his own country. His name still symbolizes a whole period of art history rightfully known as 'Holland's Golden Age'. In 1970-71 a great exhibition in Paris was devoted to it under the eloquent title Le Si?cle de Rembrandt. A century before, a popular work of cultural history by C. Busken Huet referred to the Netherlands as 'the land of Rembrandt'. His fame is partly due to his multi-faceted talent. Frans Hals was perhaps at times a greater virtuoso with the brush but remained 'only' a portrait painter. Vermeer may have excelled Rembrandt in the art of illusion but was less prolific. Rembrandt was not only a gifted painter but also an inspired graphic artist: he has probably never been surpassed as an etcher, and he often seems inimitable as a draughtsman. His subjects reflect his manifold talent and interests. He painted, drew and etched portraits, landscapes, figures and animals, but, above all, scenes of biblical and secular history and mythology.

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Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn A Medallion Portrait of Muhammad-Adil Shah of Bijapur oil painting


A Medallion Portrait of Muhammad-Adil Shah of Bijapur
Painting ID::  39805
Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn
Painting: A Medallion Portrait of Muhammad-Adil Shah of Bijapur
Introduction: mk153 1654-1656 9.4x7.6cm
   
   
     

Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn City wall in the winter oil painting


City wall in the winter
Painting ID::  50246
Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn
Painting: City wall in the winter
Introduction: mk210 c.1650 Canvas 74x105cm
   
   
     

Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn Saskia with a Child oil painting


Saskia with a Child
Painting ID::  51139
Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn
Painting: Saskia with a Child
Introduction: c. 1636
   
   
     

Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn Hendrickje Stoffels in the Window oil painting


Hendrickje Stoffels in the Window
Painting ID::  51314
Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn
Painting: Hendrickje Stoffels in the Window
Introduction: 1656-57 Oil on canvas, 86 x 65 cm
   
   
     

Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn A woman with solfjader of a strutsplym oil painting


A woman with solfjader of a strutsplym
Painting ID::  53809
Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn
Painting: A woman with solfjader of a strutsplym
Introduction: mk234 about 1660 100x83cm
   
   
     

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     b. 1606 Leiden, The Netherlands, d. 1669 Amsterdam,Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher. From 1632 onwards he signed his works with only the forename Rembrandt; in documents, however, he continued to sign Rembrandt van Rijn (occasionally van Rhyn), initially with the addition of the patronymic 'Harmensz.'. This was no doubt in imitation of the great Italians such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, on whom he modelled himself, sometimes literally. He certainly equalled them in fame, and not only in his own country. His name still symbolizes a whole period of art history rightfully known as 'Holland's Golden Age'. In 1970-71 a great exhibition in Paris was devoted to it under the eloquent title Le Si?cle de Rembrandt. A century before, a popular work of cultural history by C. Busken Huet referred to the Netherlands as 'the land of Rembrandt'. His fame is partly due to his multi-faceted talent. Frans Hals was perhaps at times a greater virtuoso with the brush but remained 'only' a portrait painter. Vermeer may have excelled Rembrandt in the art of illusion but was less prolific. Rembrandt was not only a gifted painter but also an inspired graphic artist: he has probably never been surpassed as an etcher, and he often seems inimitable as a draughtsman. His subjects reflect his manifold talent and interests. He painted, drew and etched portraits, landscapes, figures and animals, but, above all, scenes of biblical and secular history and mythology.