Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn  Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

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Rembrandt - A Man in a Room (1630) Look at the way he painted the light.   His light is an inspiration for photographers

Rembrandt - A Man in a Room (1630) Look at the way he painted the light. His light is an inspiration for photographers

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Rembrandt's self-portrait at age 22. A lovely chiaroscuro. I don't get to use that word every day.
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The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1640 - 1642. Rembrandt painted The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq between 1640 and 1642. This picture was called the Nachtwacht by the Dutch and the Night Watch by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1640 - 1642. Rembrandt painted The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq between 1640 and 1642. This picture was called the Nachtwacht by the Dutch and the Night Watch by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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Rembrandt, Portrait of Maria Trip (detail), 1639.  This beautifully dressed young woman is Maria Trip, the daughter of a rich Amsterdam merchant.    A small light dances in each pearl. Even the thick folds of her black clothes shine with the light. The gossamer-fine linen is brilliantly depicted: the black fabric of the dress on her shoulders and the skin tones of her chest, glimmer through the white. She is holding a folded fan with a ribbon of gold lace that falls across her hand.

Rembrandt, Portrait of Maria Trip (detail), 1639. This beautifully dressed young woman is Maria Trip, the daughter of a rich Amsterdam merchant. A small light dances in each pearl. Even the thick folds of her black clothes shine with the light. The gossamer-fine linen is brilliantly depicted: the black fabric of the dress on her shoulders and the skin tones of her chest, glimmer through the white. She is holding a folded fan with a ribbon of gold lace that falls across her hand.

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dark ages famous art | The real-life power of Rembrandt | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

dark ages famous art | The real-life power of Rembrandt | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

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