Rembrandt

1606 – 1669, Dutch Painter

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is known for his mastery of dramatic light and shadow. His paintings show great depth and power, and his figures step dramatically out of the darkness into the spotlight, like actors on a stage. He aimed to show the emotions of his characters’.

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Self portrait

Rembrandt oriented himself towards the Italian and Netherlandish master painters and achieved a mastery of Caravaggio’s art of chiaroscuro, enabling him to make his pictures dramatic.

KEY WORKS

Self portrait with Saskia, 1635, (Gemälde galerie Alte Meister, Dresden)
The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (The Night Watch)
, 1642 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
The anatomy lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632 (Mauritshuis, The Hague)
The woman taken in adultery, 1644 (National Gallery, London)

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Self portrait with Saskia
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The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq (The Night Watch)
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The anatomy lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
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The Woman taken in Adultery

 

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