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Rembrandt van Rijn
One of the great Dutch painters and printmakers of the 17th century, Rembrandt van Rijn is best known for his expressive use of light and shadow (also called chiaroscuro) in his many portraits. Raised in Leiden, he studied with Pieter Lastman (1583-1633) in Amsterdam, then returned to Leiden around 1625 and set up shop as a teacher and portrait artist. Sometime between 1630 and 1632 Rembrandt relocated to Amsterdam, where he spent the rest of his career. Though he had his detractors (some of who More »
Born: July 15, 1606 (Leiden, Netherlands)


The dozens of self-portraits by Rembrandt were an important part of his oeuvre. Rembrandt created approaching one hundred self-portraits including over forty ...


No artist has left a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. In more than 90 portraits of himself that date from the outset of his ...


By means of a wonderful ability to fix an idea in his mind, [Rembrandt] knew how to capture the momentary appearances of emotion whenever they appeared in ...


It also seems possible to interpret Rembrandt's mood in such paintings because he painted, drew, and etched so many self-portraits that changes in his ...


Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait, 1659, oil on canvas, 84.5 x 66 cm (National Gallery of Art) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris.


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Self-Portrait in Oriental Costume with Poodle 1631-33 ... Self-Portrait Wearing a Toque and a Gold Chain 1633 ... Portrait of Rembrandt with Gorget and Helmet


Jan 13, 2001 ... Rembrandt painted, drew and engraved self-portraits throughout his career, at first studying his face physiognomically, later advertising himself, ...


The dozen or more self-portraits that date from each decade of Rembrandt's career vary considerably in composition, expression and technique. In the late ...