Rembrandt Essays

  • Harmensz Van Rembrandt's Baroque Art

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    Born on July 15, 1606, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn entered a family of ten as the eighth child in Leiden, Netherlands. Two of his siblings died as infants which seemed just to be the beginning of loss that Rembrandt would experience. He did not come from a family of artists, his father a miller and his mother a baker, and started preparation for college at a Latin school where he studied Biblical and classical literature. At the age of 14, Rembrandt was enrolled in the University of Leiden; however

  • Christ Crucified Between The Two Thieves Analysis

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    Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves 4th state: Rembrandt Van Rijn The work of art, entitled “Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves was created in 1653 by the artist Rembrandt Van Rijn. This particular art form was created using the process of drypoint and is the fourth state created by the artist. Drypoint lines are formed by carving into a metal plate. This plate serves as the canvas. Then the metal left with ridges captures any extra ink which produces different affects when printed. This

  • Salvador Dali: Persistence Of Memory

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    Salvador Dali is the iconic Surrealist painter who became known worldwide both because his art and his eccentric and narcissistic personality. The man with a moustache, also photographer, filmmaker, sculptor, had a deep impact on contemporary art. His works left a mark on art history by his very personal and original way of combining painting techniques with meaningful or hidden symbols. 1. Persistence of Memory It is probably Dali’s most famous painting and a perfect example of artist’s creative

  • The Apostle Rembrandt Analysis

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    I believe we can reasonably understand why Rembrandt chose this Biblical situation with the two characters. What is noteworthy, is his arrangement. The son is the first face we see. By use of his arm, Rembrandt led our eye from him to Saskia, the real reason he is there. From her, we transition back to him; but, in between them we see the other vice. His composition is full of movement and excitement. The line work is busy and almost chaotic. The only straight lines are the sword and glass; however

  • The Night Watch By Rembrandt Analysis

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    The Night Watch by Rembrandt “A painting by Rembrandt not only stops the time that made the subject flow into the future, but makes it flow back to the remotest ages.” - Jean Genet: a French novelist, playwright, poet and essayist and political activist. One of the most influential and innovative artists of all time, Rembrandt (1606 – 1669), a 17th century Dutch painter and etcher, was one of the prime movers of the Dutch Golden Age and was arguably unrivalled in his portraits, biblical themed

  • Rembrandt Van Rijn's Landscape With A Stone Bridge

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    Painting in Chinese Art, A Brief History). Rembrandt van Rijn was born in 1606 in the Netherlands and is considered one of the greatest Dutch painters of the era and worked during the Golden Age of Dutch paintings (Editor). It was then that the various genres of painting were created and arranged in order of their importance. History, portrait, and genre formed the top three while landscape and still life formed the lower levels (Gersh-Nesic). Rembrandts painting titled “Landscape with a stone bridge”

  • Rembrandt Van Rijn's The Return Of The Prodigal Son

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    Upon gazing at the works of Rembrandt van Rijn, I was immediately able to distinguish the unique aspects of the Baroque style. One of his masterpieces titled “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” is believed to have been completed shortly prior to his death. When setting eyes on this oil on canvas, we immediately see the heavy use of chiaroscuro, with the dark shadows in the background of the painting… reminiscent of the darkness of looming corridors, and in the foreground we see a light which apparently

  • Self Portrait With Saskia Analysis

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    artist Rembrandt van Rijn in 1636 during the Northern Baroque period. The artwork is an three state etching, which is a printmaking process. Rembrandt is known for being the first to popularize the technique and typically used a soft ground allowing for him to “draw” freely. Rembrandt was high experimental and explored many effects such as different weights and colors of papers. The artwork was of both Rembrandt and his wife and was produced two years after their marriage. Both Rembrandt and his

  • Rembrandt's Extraordinary Landscape

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    Rembrandt is widely recognised as the predominant genius of Dutch painting and his broad range of landscape paintings, etchings and drawings have always been appreciated. His landscape works are an important aspect of his career because they developed towards a very unique accomplishment. While his drawings and etchings are very much more carefully observed from nature, Rembrandt used his imagination in creating his extraordinary landscapes. On 29th July 1854, in his journal, Delacroix spoke of

  • The Birth Of Venus Of Urbino Analysis

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    be discussed in this paper to analyze what did this painting reveal about the role of nude in the 17th century. Rembrandt van Rijn was born on July 15,1606, in Leyden, Netherlands. Rembrandt went to school at

  • Alice Neel Self Portrait Analysis

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    find an artist 's painting with such great value that has gained the popularity of a Rembrandt or a Neel self-portrait. They have merely vanished from the art scene. In 1669, Rembrandt van Rijn, a realism artist, painted one of his last self-portraits of himself, the same year that he died. He named it Self Portrait At The Age of 63. The painting originated from the Baroque style, a technique in which Rembrandt reflected shades of light. The National Gallery of Arts in London holds the primary location

  • Rembrandt's Poem 'Christ On The Sea Of Galilee'

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    The artist Rembrandt van Rijn was one of the most popular painters in his time. One of his painting, titled “Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee”, was not as popular as the others. It is a religious painting where Rembrandt used oil on canvas to depict a moment of uncertainty and hope. In this painting the panic-stricken disciples struggle against a sudden storm. Fighting to regain control of their fishing boat as a huge wave crashes over its bow, ripping the sail and drawing the craft perilously

  • The Isabella Stewart Gardener Heist Analysis

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    several famous pieces of art in March 1990. The pieces in question are: "Rembrandt 's Christ in The Storm on The Sea of Galilee" along with the rest of the Rembrandt 's, Vermeer 's "Concert", Manet 's "Chez Totorni", Degas sketches, a bronze plated eagle, and a Shang Dynasty vase, which was secured by a metal device. Seven years later, Tom Mashberg meets up with a rouge antiques dealer who claimed to have the piece, Rembrandt 's "Storm" was there, but Tom was rushed out with haste. Tom also received

  • The Importance Of Patronage In The Baroque Era

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    something that symbolizes their status and wealth, certain themes arise in these works of art. These are ones of ornamentation, grandeur, theatrical elements, and the notion that there is action happening beyond the frame. Artists like Bernini and Rembrandt are prime examples of how patronage affects their art, whilst still being part of the baroque era. These Baroque elements are so engrained in the system of patronage that even outside the Baroque era when an artist is commissioned through the patronage

  • Night Watch Jean Genet Analysis

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    Can Watching A Film Help You Appreciate The Night Watch? - Jean Genet: a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist and political activist. One of the most influential and innovative artists of all time, Rembrandt (1606 – 1669), a 17th century Dutch painter and etcher, was one of the prime movers of the Dutch Golden Age of Art, and was arguably unrivalled in his portraits, biblical themed illustrations as well as the usage of lights and shadows. His artistry was popular since his early years

  • The Legend Poem Analysis

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    image of an Asian man doing normal activities on a snowy night in Chicago, adds to the drama. Instead of using normal adjectives, the author chooses to use “Rembrandt” to describe the glow on the Asian man’s face. Rembrandt was an artist who was famous for the dramatic color, light and shadow he used in his painting. By using the “Rembrandt” reference, Hongo adds to the feel that he is painting with words. In the second stanza, Hongo first provided the readers with the description of the character’s

  • Compare And Contrast Baroque Vs Enlightenment

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    rose to fame due to the beautiful masterpieces the created. One such artist was Rembrandt. Rembrandt was a Dutch artist who, due to the varying of his education, was able to master almost all of the popular subjects of his time. He surpassed all of his contemporaries due to the visual and psychological complexity his works achieved. His most famous painting, Christ Healing the Sick, depicts the complexity that Rembrandt imbued into his paintings. Another famous artist in the Baroque era was Nicolas

  • Comparison Of Dr. Tulp And The Agnew Clinic

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    focus their attention on the inquisitiveness of the audience; although, we notice a stark difference – Eakins sort of faded the audience out of the background while Rembrandt more prominently focused attention on the lesson’s participants (Figures 6-7). Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Both Rembrandt and Eakins sought to portray the keen interest through the facial expressions of the participants of both lessons

  • Toledo Art Museum Analysis

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    Spending the most time in the Baroque section, the highlight included a comparison of three portraits, each done by three different Baroque artist roughly around the same time. The two predominant artist that stood out of the three were Rembrandt and Velazquez, which meant that the paintings displayed were going to be nothing short of intriguing. To my surprise, it was as I expected but also there was hidden feeling that had yet to strike until after the tour was over. Just the sheer fact

  • Religion In Renaissance Art

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    activities. Some were even slightly provocative. Due to the scientific advances printing artwork was becoming more popular. The artist Rembrandt became famous for his sketches’ of objects and animals. He was most famous for his self-portraits. The way he could capture realism was remarkable. He was even able to capture his own aging process. With all the tragedy that Rembrandt suffered, from the death of many loved ones to having to file bankruptcy and losing all his possessions he continued to create amazing