Friday, July 15, 2016

Rembrandt was born on this day in 1606


After yesterday's boring art preview at the de Young (Ruscha), I turn with great relief to Rembrandt, whose birthday we celebrate today. Arguably one of the greatest painters in Western history, his blend of humanism, compassionate look at the human condition and technical skill never pale on the attentive viewer.

The Windmill, 1641. An etching by Rembrandt, the greatest artist of the Dutch Golden Age, born #onthisday in 1606

REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn. "Portrait of a Man Rising from his Chair", 1633. Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati.    
A perfect day to take a closer look at Rembrandt’s painting of “Bathsehba with King David’s letter”

http://www.huma3.com/bathsheba-with-king-davids-letter-by-rembrandt/?platform=hootsuite 
An self-portrait in his prime.  http://ow.ly/oaT43021qyW   


Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630 @rijksmuseum Rembrandt, b #OTD 1606 https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-3276 …

https://theawl.com/three-ways-to-see-a-painting-95a3bef96863#.f2y3sld0q

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt

http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rmbt/hd_rmbt.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/03/arts/design/rembrandts-first-masterpiece-a-portrait-of-a-biblical-betrayal.html?_r=0

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