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Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) never traveled beyond the Netherlands' borders, yet his prodigious works of painting, drawing, and etching revolutionized Western art. His canon of religious, historical, and secular scenes is matched only by his immense series of portraits and self-portraits.

Rembrandt's art captures texture, light, and intense psychological insight. His figures are illuminated against dark backgrounds and rendered with acute observation. Biblical characters, patrons, and citizens alike are endowed with detailed features and enigmatic emotions, lending even familiar stories such as David and Bathsheba a newfound realism. Rembrandt also left an extensive self-portrait record, which traced his life from youth to death. During the Golden Age of the Netherlands, Rembrandt was lauded by patrons, though his true motivation was a fascination with the human spirit.

In this book, we explore some of his key works to learn of his techniques, inspirations, and formidable accomplishments. From the Baroque Belshazzar’s Feast to the world-famous Night Watch we uncover a world of deep, rich tones, masterful draftsmanship, and a remarkable sensitivity for the human condition.

    • English edition
    • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
    • 96 pages, with 100 illustrations
    • Published in 2023
    • Shipping Dimensions: 10.23 × 8.26 × 0.5 inches  (26.0 × 21.0 × 1.3 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 1.24 lb (19.8 oz; 562 g)
    • SKU010002449 | 9783836532136

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    Rembrandt van Rijn, self-portrait

    About the Artist

    Rembrandt van Rijn

    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), widely known as Rembrandt, was a Dutch painter and etcher of the Baroque era. Born on July 15, 1606, in Leiden, Netherlands, Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest artists in history. Renowned for his mastery of light and shadow, his profound understanding of human emotions, and his technical prowess, Rembrandt's contributions to art are unparalleled.

    During his career, Rembrandt produced an extensive body of work encompassing portraits, landscapes, historical and biblical scenes, as well as numerous self-portraits. His paintings are characterized by their realistic depiction, nuanced expressions, and rich, atmospheric textures. Through his innovative use of chiaroscuro, Rembrandt was able to create a dramatic interplay of light and darkness, lending a profound depth to his compositions.

    Rembrandt's artistic achievements extended beyond his paintings. As an etcher, he revolutionized the medium, pushing its boundaries and elevating it to a fine art form. His etchings display remarkable skill, capturing intricate details and showcasing his ability to convey emotions and narratives in a more intimate and accessible manner.

    Despite facing financial challenges later in life, Rembrandt's artistic legacy remains unparalleled. His works continue to inspire artists and art enthusiasts worldwide, with their timeless beauty and profound humanity. Rembrandt's impact on the art world endures, cementing his position as one of the most celebrated and influential artists of the Renaissance period.

    Rembrandt van Rijn in the Chrysler Museum
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