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Rembrandt: The Seventeenth Century Art Master - Introduction In the seventeenth century, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a very big role into what made biblical paintings so popular. Combining his interest in the bible and painting set him out to making him a well-known artist of today. In return for his contributions to art came fame and wealth; however, all that eventually faded due time. Life of Rembrandt Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on the sixteenth of July, 1606, in the city of Leiden. Leiden is located in the Netherlands where Rembrandt settled a majority of his life....   [tags: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Biblical Art]
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Rembrandt and the Nude - Rembrandt van Rijn was a Dutch artist well known for his many paintings and etchings of landscapes, figures and animals. His subjects included biblical, secular and mythological scenes. Rembrandt also dabbled in the nude even though they were not popular among his contemporaries. Rembrandt’s nudes were his interpretation of the real human body. He painted every wrinkle and every fold of the body. Rembrandt’s nudes were not considered ugly and grotesque. His nudes were unlike the Greek goddesses his colleagues would portray....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Rembrandt and The Western Art - ... This relationship only further progressed his career, bringing him in contact with rich patrons awaiting to commission portraits of themselves and their families.9 As stated before, Rembrandt never traveled outside the national borders of the Netherlands. Instead, he substituted for travel by amassing a great collection of foreign artworks of all sorts. He was once quoted saying that he could learn about Italian art without ever leaving Holland, as he was able to view fine Italian paintings in the Dutch city of Amsterdam....   [tags: self-portrait, paint, netherlands] 450 words
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Rembrandt: Master Etcher and Painter - Walter Bagehot once said “The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.” Rembrandt had a unique way of grasping a person’s personality and emotion by expressing it on his canvasses. Rembrandt who spent most of his life in the Netherlands is known as one of the most famous Dutch artists in history. While many know Rembrandt for his paintings, Rembrandt is considered to be one of the most famous self-taught etchers in history....   [tags: famous Dutch painters]
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A Renaissance Genius: Rembrandt - The Museum of London is announcing that it will soon be welcoming a new exhibit painted by Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. The exhibit will be entitled “A Renaissance Genius: Rembrandt”. As for why this artist was chosen, the answer is very simple, it is because he is popular, for the historical value of the exhibit, and for the variety in his diversity of works, all those things are going to attract people to see the display. The following paragraphs are going to explain what is Rembrandt famous for, the world during the renaissance, and in what the different subject matters enhance the quality of the display....   [tags: famous, renaissance, paintings]
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A Brief Look at Rembrandt - ... It was here Samson presented them with his riddle stating if they could guess it within seven days they would be rewarded but if they could not guess the riddle they would have to reward Samson. The riddle goes as follows, “out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong something sweet” (“Holy Bible, The New American Bible”, Judges 14:1-20, 1987). For three days they pondered the riddle and had no luck in coming up with an answer, her brethren came up to the wife of Samson and told he that she must plead with Samson to give her the answer of they would burn down the house of her father....   [tags: influential Dutch painters] 973 words
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Rembrandt van Rijn - ... This painting was a command supported by eighteen members of the Company whose names appear on the hanging at the door as the characters cross shield. Rembrandt received 1,600 florins to make this painting ( the annual salary of a worker at the time being about 250 florins ) . The patch was added after the delivery of the canvas , upon request, presumably , sponsors, by Rembrandt or one of his students . The preparatory work of the work seem to date from the 1639 for work that lasted nearly four years ....   [tags: biography, painting] 1018 words
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Biography of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn - ... Like Lastman, Rembrandt was brought up on the Bible in a religious family, hence his inspiration for recreations of biblical scenes in a lot of his work.4 Lastman’s artwork influenced Rembrandt throughout his entire career, as he borrowed Lastman’s motifs and subjects in Rembrandt’s “Susanna Surprised By The Elders”, 1647.5 This painting, “Susanna Surprised By The Elders”, was crafted during the Baroque period in 1647 by Rembrandt. He uses oil on canvas to depict Susanna, the subject of the painting, having her privacy invaded by “the elders”....   [tags: golden age, painting, dutch baroque style] 671 words
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Art Analysis: Rembrandt-Christ Preaching, - Art/Artists Summary Albrecht Durer-Saint Jerome in His Study: In this engraving done in 1514 Durer depicts Saint Jerome hard at work at a desk. He appears to be reading or inditing some document that is very engrossing. He does not seem to descry the lion or the canine that are near the foot of his desk. A skull is optically discerned on the left side of the engraving sitting on the window ledge facing the interior of the room. It appears as though there is an imaginary line from Saint Jerome’s head to the cross that culminates at the skull, it is believed that this designates the contrast between death and the Resurrection....   [tags: motion picture, portaits]
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Rembrandt van Rijn and the Dutch Golden Age - Rembrandt van Rijn is considered one of the most, if not the most, renowned artist from the Dutch Golden Age. His personal techniques and those he collected others created a successful art career. Through his life, his art evolves. Rembrandt constantly pushed towards something new, some different boundary. Rembrandt was born in Liedan on July 15, 1606 to a miller, Harmen Gerritsz and a baker’s daughter, Neeltgen van Zuybroeck who had nine or so other children as well. As her grew, before he became a painter, Rembrandt attended Latin school and continued onto the university soon after....   [tags: Dutch Golden Age]
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Through The Looking Glass of Art - ... In contemplating the scene shown in The Return of the Prodigal Son (Fig.1) we are asked to see the virtue in forgiving one another and not to be ashamed to ask for forgiveness. The capacity to forgive one another is one way we are able to see the humanity in others. The second painting of Rembrandt’s that produces a deep connection between the image and the viewer is Aristotle (Fig. 2); this painting shows us Aristotle in contemplation looking discontent. According to Mariet Westermann, Rembrandt is suggesting, “Aristotle is torn by the competing demands of spiritual matters, embodied in the bust of Homer, and secular ones, signified by the medal with the portrait of Alexander the Great...   [tags: Rembrandt, Vermeer]
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Rembrandt: Premiere Artist of the Dutch Golden Age - Of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s work we have an unprecedented catalogue of paintings, drawings, and etchings. He created more than twenty-five-hundred pieces. His paintings numbered more than five-hundred, his etchings, three-hundred and his drawings two-thousand. He captured the beauty in life and religion. His most notable works include his many religious narrative scenes, such as “The Blinding of Samson” or “Christ in the Storm.” Also of note are his many self portraits such as, “Rembrandt and Saskia in the Scene of the Prodigal Son in the Tavern.” He is also known for his depictions of Jesus....   [tags: great European painters]
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Rembrandt - Rembrandt Rembrandt is known as one of the greatest artists of the 17th century. He is also known as one of the greatest painters in western art. Rembrandt earned these titles rightfully so. He belonged to the Baroque period. The Baroque period had works of art that were emotional, dramatic, and included real people as the primary subjects. Rembrandt showed all of this in his work. Rembrandt was influenced by nature, religion, the Bible, and humanity. His paintings showed his moods and feelings towards all of these....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1247 words
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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn - Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the son of a miller, was born in Leiden on July 15, 1606. Despite the fact that he came from a family of relatively modest means, his parents took great care with his education. Rembrandt began his studies at the Latin School, and at the age of 14 he was enrolled at the University of Leiden. The program did not interest him, and he soon left to study art, first with a local master, Jacob van Swanenburch, and then, with Pieter Lastman, in Amsterdam....   [tags: Artists Art Biography Painters Essays]
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Rembrandt a Religious Painter - Rembrandt a Religious Painter “The beauty of the images moves me to contemplation, as a meadow delights the eyes an subtly infuses the soul with the glory of God.” (CCC 1162 found on Art as a form o Christian Meditation http://landru.i-link-2.net/shnyves/Art_in_Meditation.html ) Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15 of the year 1606 in the university city of Leiden. His family was Catholic although his father was the only member of his family who converted from Catholicism to Calvinism in the late 16th century....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn - Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt (1606-1669), Dutch baroque artist, who ranks as one of the greatest painters in the history of Western art. His full name was Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. He possessed a profound understanding of human nature that was matched by a brilliant technique—not only in painting but in drawing and etching—and his work made an enormous impact on his contemporaries and influenced the style of many later artists. Perhaps no painter has ever equaled Rembrandt's chiaroscuro effects or his bold impasto....   [tags: Papers] 1037 words
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Self-portraits - Van Gogh And Rembrandt - Each artist is an individual with a unique style, and although these styles can be similar in practice – the individuality of the artist often proves the discriminating factor for a successful artwork. Self-portraits are beneficial when looking at the individuality of the artist as there are two aspects to look at – the artist’s style, and the artist’s view of him/herself. The latter can provide a brief insight into the mental situation of the artist as well as any apparent influencing factors of the artwork....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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Baroque Art Depicted the Religious Tensions During that Period - ... Some of the most successful works of Rembrandt were depictions of biblical stories that he presented in highly relevant detail. The painter represented the scriptures from the Bible in the minutest detail by integrating it with his own experiences. He addressed various episodes in the Bible and depicted them, as they had never been presented before. One of the most important depictions of this is the fact that he represented some characters that had never been included in the Bible, since he was convinced that they must have existed....   [tags: philosophy, Rembrandt, descartes] 789 words
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Golden Age of the Dutch Art - During the seventeenth-century people were really fund of paintings and almost every house had paintings hung on their walls even though some were not able to effort much paintings. Since the war ended the Netherlands had lot of time and money on their hands which made them a capitalistic society. I think the main reason why Netherlands had many painters and more buyers because they loved and cared for their land. The main reason why I think they cared so much about their land was because the Dutch developed faster and paintings which reminded them what used to be were kind of heartwarming to them....   [tags: Rembrandt, history of painting] 787 words
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Rembrandt’s Clever Devices in Illustrating a Biblical Story - Rembrandt’s Clever Devices in Illustrating a Biblical Story The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, Chapter 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar, a high-ranking official in the Pharaoh's service. The Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar and before long Joseph was given the highest position in the household, and left in charge when Potiphar was away. Now Potiphar's wife found Joseph to be very good looking and had approached him several times saying "come to bed with me." Joseph being a man of God would not sin against his master or the Lord, so he refused he...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Rembrandt's Painting An Old Man in Military Costume - Rembrandt's Painting "An Old Man in Military Costume" With an extraordinary intensity, Rembrandt van Rijn’s “An Old Man in Military Costume” is an example of the artist’s use of dynamic lighting. The painting, on display at the Getty Museum, contains a single figure, an old man dressed in a military uniform. While one may appreciate the beauty of the work, to fully experience the passion and genius of the artist, it is necessary to see the painting in person. The delicate details that may be missed by a digital image are easily caught by the human eye....   [tags: Painter Painting Paint Essays]
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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn's Self-Portraits - The old man sits. His hands are folded nicely in his lap and his facial features stay composed. He wears an overcoat that seems to be a soft velvet, shaded in a reddish-violet hue. Curls peep through the cap on his head, which is pushed slightly back and to the side. His eyes gaze unto those of the observer, telling of his life; the lack of fulfillment, the need for restoration. The color of his face and the cap’s white brim are lit up against a background that nearly engulfs the outline of his body, giving an impression of incompleteness....   [tags: Painter Painting Art Portrait Essays]
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Modern Art - This paper references the following works: Olympia. Edouard Manet. 1863. Oil on canvas. H. 130; W. 190 cm. Paris, Musée d'Orsay Self Portrait. Rembrandt. 1660. Oil on canvas. 31.61 x 26.5 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Self Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gaugin. Vincent van Gogh. 1888. Oil on canvas. 60.5 x 49.4 cm. Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Pieta. Anabale Carricci. 1600. Oil on canvas. 149 x 156 cm. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy. Woman with Dead Child. Kathe Kollowitz....   [tags: Manet, Rembrandt, Gaugin]
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The Importance of Art - The Importance of Art Throughout the ages art has played a crucial role in life. Art is universal and because art is everywhere, we experience it on a daily basis. From the houses we live in (architecture) to the movies we see (theatre) to the books that we read (literature). Even in ancient culture art has played a crucial role. In prehistoric times cave dwellers drew on the wall of caves to record history. In biblical times paintings recorded the life and death of Christ. Throughout time art has recorded history....   [tags: Essays Papers] 968 words
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Silent Words in Art - ... This painting is a very religious work of art because the skull symbolizes the suffering of Jesus Christ. De La Tour is most known for depicting scenes from the bible and characters. The books that are on top of the table are represented as bibles. When I first saw the painting in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was in a rush to pick some of my last paintings, as this was one of them that brought my attention to. The texture of the painting seem really smooth then when you would touch it the art work felt much different....   [tags: The Magdalen by George De La Tour] 724 words
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The Baroque Period and Famous Composers - The Baroque Period and Famous Composers The baroque period was characterized by a heroic, dramatic and emotional theme. With well know names like Rembrant, Bach, Pennini, Caravaggio, Bernini, Tintoretto, Velasques, Poussin, Handel, and Rubens, the period produced many popular pieces of music and art. The art of the period was filled with movement, light versus shadow, and the use of the whole surface. The composers incorporated new ideas into their music such as different major and minor scales, the use of the violin, a regular rhythm, a melody that was hard to sing to, terrace dynamics, the basso continuo, and instrumental music was now considered as good as vocal music....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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Cinematography in Godfather the Movie - Mario Puzo’s "The Godfather" was the first and most influential gangster movie that paved the way for gangster movies of the future. The movie was directed by Frances Ford Copolla, who made many different ingenious ways to portray this gangster classic. The movie was a very subversive movie, and one of the first of all time.The Godfather has a many different uses of light settings through the whole movie, in which the movie can be interpreted on. The lighting in "The Godfather," is very dim and is often said to be compared with a Rembrant....   [tags: Film Mario Puzo] 640 words
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Hemp - Hemp In the entire world, there has never been a plant quite as amazing as Cannabis Sativa. Being the world’s only renewable resource capable of solving many of it’s environmental, psychological, and economic problems, it is of no surprise that the plant has made quite an impact in the discovery of the New World. Cannabis Sativa, also known as; Hemp, cannabis hemp, Indian (India) hemp, true hemp, muggles, weed, pot, marijuana, reefer, grass, ganja, bhang, "the kind," dagga, and herb became an ideal plant to cultivate because of its many fine attributes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1348 words
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Rembrandts The Mill - Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669) is a well-acclaimed Dutch painter who has been recognized for his work during the Baroque period of 1645 to 1648. One of his works is The Mill, a 41.3” x 34.3” oil painting on canvas. This piece of work was about his landscape theme and is currently on display at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Mill is considered as one of the greatest art pieces of Rembrandt because of two major reasons. The art piece is naturally very attractive and it has served as a major inspiration to the taste of the viewers, as well as painters during the epoch....   [tags: Dutch Painter, Art Analysis]
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Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems - During the scientific revolution, there was a shift in thinking about nature from a religious perspective to an intellectual perspective. The Roman Catholic Church enforced that the Earth was the center of the universe and the other planets and the sun revolved around it in a perfect circle. Galileo challenged the church’s idea of perfectness and the idea of the Earth being the center of the universe. The church also enforced that God and the church should be the center of everyone’s lives, and Rembrandt challenges this idea through his painting, Raising of the Cross....   [tags: church, power, ideas]
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Danae: An Image of Visual Seduction - Danae: an image of visual seduction Rembrandt’s striking light-sized painting of Danae, a character in Greek mythology, allures the viewer and attests to Rembrandt’s profound ability to paint human life. The life-sized nude figure reclines on a bed, her features illuminated by a soft, warm light. Her body appears so lifelike, that the viewer senses the softness of her skin and warmth of the light. In addition to brightening Danae’s skin, the light creates golden highlights on the cupid statue above her head, the sheets draped around her body, and the curtain....   [tags: greek mythology, ductch painter]
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Self Portraits: Ekphrasis Poetry - Ekphrasis poetry can be written as either an exhibition of the sensational aspects of an artist’s life or as a act to explicate the artwork itself. Gehrke balances both options by opening the gaze of the audience to witness the life of the artist but also the process, aftermath, and desire to paint. Gehrke respects the creative process of the painters, but also gives voice to the torments of the artists, their subjects, themes of death, life and love. The book as an entire collection gages the immediacy of art and time, because life is but a fleeting glimpse of fractured memories and light....   [tags: artist work, artis biography]
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Chapter Ten: The Experiment of Caricature, Art and Illusion by E.H Gombrich - Chapter Ten: The Experiment of Caricature, Art and Illusion by E.H Gombrich In Chapter Ten the author expands upon how the conventions of the teachings of the academies transcribed into much more than that. This chapter tries to reveal the process or experimentation into the discoveries of expression that has helped transcend art through its fruition. There was now a movement that garnered further than that of Rembrandt, and John Constable, allowing budding artists to derive their perspective of expression away from nature....   [tags: Art] 899 words
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Time Capsules from the Renaissance and Baroque Time Periods - ... Culture accepted woman begin professional composers and also professional performers. Instruments such as the lute were becoming popular, and used during performances along with voices. Music was also being made and regularly used for solos for instruments, instead of just for voices (Fiero, 2011). Another canvas lay rolled up at the bottom of the time capsule. Once unrolled, a beautiful drawing on canvas of the Florence Cathedral’s dome was revealed. The dome was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, drawn in 1420....   [tags: world events, cultural patterns]
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