REMBRANDT
(1606-1669)
 


Artemisia
Rembrandt, Artemisia1634,
1,42 x 1,53 m.

 
  • Biography:
     
         Dutch baroque artist, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden. Son of a miller, his parents took great care with his education. He soon began to study art, first with a local master, Jacob van Swanenburch, and then, in Amsterdam, with Pieter Lastman. Rembrandt returned to Leiden, where he took his first pupils at the age of 22.
     
         He moved to Amsterdam in 1631; his marriage in 1634 to Saskia van Uylenburgh enhanced his career, bringing him in contact with people who eagerly commissioned portraits, while his studio was filled with pupils. But Rembrandt's family life was marked by misfortune: three of his four children and his wife dead between 1635 and 1642. Hendrickje Stoffels, his housekeeper from 1649 became his common-law wife and was the model for many of his pictures. His way of living forced him to declare bankruptcy later in 1656.
     
         However, these problems didn't affected the painter's work. He had a profound understanding of human nature that was demonstrated by a brilliant technique—not only in painting but in drawing and etching—and his work (more than 600 paintings as well as a large number of drawings and etchings) made an enormous impact on his contemporaries and on many later artists.
     
         After Hendrickje's death in 1663, and his son's in 1668, on October 1669, Rembrandt died in Amsterdam. in Naples till his death in 1652.
     
     
  • Rembrandt´s pictures: Click on the image to enlarge
     
    Artemisa Rembrandt, Artemisia, 1634, 1,42 x 1,53, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
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    The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632, 1,695 x 2,165 m., Oil on canvas, Mauritshuis, The Hague.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait with Lace Collar, 1629, 0,377 x 0,28 m., Oil on canvas, Mauritshuis, The Hague.
    The Sacrifice of Abraham Rembrandt, The Sacrifice of Abraham, 1635, 1,93 x 1,33 m., Oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
    Portrait of Jeremiah Becker Rembrandt, Portrait of Jeremiah Becker, 1666, 0,71 x 0,56 m., Oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
    Danae Rembrandt, Danae, 1636, 1,65 x 2,03 m., Oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
    David and Uriah Rembrandt, David and Uriah, 1665, 1,27 x 1,17 m., Oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
    Deposition from the Cross Rembrandt, Descent from the Cross, 1634, 1,58 x 1,17 m., Oil on canvas,The Hermitage, St. Petersburg .
    Scholar Rembrandt, Scholar, 1631, 1,045 x 0,92 m., Oil on canvas,The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
    The Return of the Prodigal Son Rembrandt, The Return of the Prodigal Son, 1669, 2,62 x 2,06 m., Oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
    The Holy Family with Angels Rembrandt, The Holy Family with Angels, 1647, 1,17 x 0,91 m., Oil on canvas, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1629, 0,155 x 0,125 m., Oil on panel, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
    Adoration of the Shepherds Rembrandt, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1646, 0,97 x 0,715 m., Oil on canvas, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
    Descent from the Cross Rembrandt, Descent from the Cross, 1634, 0,895 x 0,65 m., Oil on canvas,Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
    Holy Family Rembrandt, Holy Family, 1630, 1,83 x 1,23 m., Oil on canvas, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
    Suzanna in the Bath Rembrandt, Suzanna in the Bath, 1647, 0,76 x 0,91 m., Oil on panel, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1669, 0,86 x 0,705 m., Oil on canvas, English Heritage, National Gallery, London.
    Belshazzar's Feast Rembrandt, Belshazzar's Feast, 1635, 1,68 x 2,09 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery, London.
    Hendrickje Bathing in a River Rembrandt, Hendrickje Bathing in a River, 1654, 0,618 x 0,47 m., Oil on panel, National Gallery, London.
    Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery Rembrandt, Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1644, 0,838 x 0,654 m., Oil on wood, National Gallery, London.
    Frederick Rihel on Horseback Rembrandt, Frederick Rihel on Horseback, 1663, 2,82 x 2,48 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery, London .
    The Artist's Son Titus Rembrandt, The Artist's Son Titus, 1657, 0,685 x 0,57 m., Oil on canvas, Wallace Collection, London.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1661, 1,14 x 0,94 m., Oil on canvas, English Heritage, Kenwood House, London.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1659, 0,845 x 0,66 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
    The Mill Rembrandt, The Mill, 1650, 0,875 x 1,055 m., Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
    Aristotle with a Bust of Homer Rembrandt, Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653, 1,435 x 1,365 m., Oil on canvas,Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1660, 0,805 x 0,675 m., Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1658, 1,335 x 0,104 m., Oil on canvas, rick Collection, New York.
    Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts Rembrandt, Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts, 1631, 1,85 x 0,885 m., Oil on panel, Frick Collection, New York.
    The Artist in his Studio Rembrandt, The Artist in his Studio, 1627, 0,25 x 0,32 m., Oil on canvas,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
    The Raising of Lazarus Rembrandt, The Raising of Lazarus, 1630, 0,962 x 0,815 m., Oil on panel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
    Supper at Emmaus Rembrandt, Supper at Emmaus , 1648, 0,42 x 0,60 m., Oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
    Philosopher in Meditation Rembrandt, Philosopher in Meditation, 1632, 0,28 x 0,34 m., Oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
    Evangelist Matthew Rembrandt, Evangelist Matthew, 1661, 0,96 x 0,81 m., Oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
    Holy Family Rembrandt, Holy Family, 1640, 0,41 x 0,34 m., Oil on wood, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
    Balaam's Ass Rembrandt, Balaam's Ass, 1666, 0,63 x 0,465 m., Oil on panel, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris.
    The Nightwatch Rembrandt, The Nightwatch, 1642, 3,63 x 4,37 m., Oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
    Sampling Officials of the Drapers' Guild Rembrandt, Sampling Officials of the Drapers' Guild, 1662, 1,915 x 2,79 m., Oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
    Peter Denouncing Christ Rembrandt, Peter Denouncing Christ, 1660, 1,54 x 1,69 m., Oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
    Old Rabbi Rembrandt, Old Rabbi, 1642, Oil on wood, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
    Self-Portrait Rembrandt, Self-Portrait as a Young Man, 1634, 0,61 x 0,52 m., Oil on canvas, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.
    Man in a Golden Helmet Rembrandt, Man in a Golden Helmet, 1650, 0,675 x 0,507 m., Oil on canvas, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.
    The Conspiration of the Bataves Rembrandt, The Conspiration of the Bataves, 1662, 1,96 x 3,09 m., Oil on canvas, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
    Family Group Rembrandt, Family Group, 1667, 1,26 x 1,67 m., Oil on canvas, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig.
    The Incredulity of St Thomas Rembrandt, The Incredulity of St Thomas, 1633, 0,53 x 0,51 m., Oil on canvas, Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
    Jacob blessing the children of Joseph Rembrandt, Jacob blessing the children of Joseph, 1656, 1,755 x 2,105 m., Oil on canvas, Staatliche Museen, Kassel.
    Jacob blessing the children of Joseph Rembrandt, Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630, 0,583 x ,466 m., Oil on panel, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
    Apostle Paul Rembrandt, Apostle Paul, 1635, 1,35 x 1,11 m., Oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
    Stormy Landscape Rembrandt, Stormy Landscape, 1638, 0,52 x 0,72 m., Oil on wood, Herzog Anton-Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig.
    Holy Family Rembrandt, The Blinding of Samson, 1636, 2,36 x 3,02 m., Oil on canvas, Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt.
    The Blinding of Samson Rembrandt, Portrait of Saskia with a Flower, 1641, 0,985 x 0,825 m., Oil on wood, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.
    Saul and David Rembrandt, Saul and David, 1659, 1,30 x 1,64 m., Oil on canvas, Mauritshuis, The Hague.
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