Rembrandt van rijn

1606-1669 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 van rijn Self-Portrait as a Young Man oil painting


Self-Portrait as a Young Man
Painting ID::  26783
Artist: Rembrandt van rijn
Painting: Self-Portrait as a Young Man
Introduction: mk52 1628 Oil on wood 22.5x18.6cm Rijksmuseum,Amsterdam
   
   
     

Rembrandt van rijn Self-Portrait with Plumed Beret oil painting


Self-Portrait with Plumed Beret
Painting ID::  26784
Artist: Rembrandt van rijn
Painting: Self-Portrait with Plumed Beret
Introduction: mk52 1629 Oil on wood 89.7x73.5cm Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,Boston
   
   
     

Rembrandt van rijn Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  26785
Artist: Rembrandt van rijn
Painting: Self-Portrait
Introduction: 1640 Oil on canvas 93x80cm National Gallery,London
   
   
     

Rembrandt van rijn Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  26786
Artist: Rembrandt van rijn
Painting: Self-Portrait
Introduction: mk52 1658 Oil on canvas 131x102cm
   
   
     

Rembrandt van rijn Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  26787
Artist: Rembrandt van rijn
Painting: Self-Portrait
Introduction: 1659 Oil on canvas 84.5x66cm National Gallery of Art,Washington DC
   
   
     

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     1606-1669 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.