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. In education, he attended a Latin School which started his interests in biblical studies. By the age of 14 he was enrolled at the University of Leiden. This school did not interest him, and he eventually withdrawled to study art. His trainers both lived in Amsterdam, and were Van Swanenburgh and Pieter Lastman. Under the instruction of Swanenburgh he was taught the basic skills for what it takes to be an artist. Swanenburgh also taught him how to portray scenes like hell and the underworld, and paint the element of fire. Lastman, his second instructor, taught Rembrandt how to properly include famous historical or biblical figures into his artwork. His studying never sent him abroad, but he was very interested in Italian art. His favorite Italian artists are Caravaggio and Anthony van Dyck.
It took him six months in order for Rembrandt to master everything he was taught. At the start of his career his paintings were generally small but enriched with detail. The themes were prominent as it touched various religious events. As he got more famous with his artwork so did the attraction of young artists wanting to learn at his side. In 1628 he started to teach, and through-out his career he had ...
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...hibits, in the beginning of the museum’s life, consisted of items that were donated to the foundation as gifts. Until the nineteen-nineties where major an extension to the museum was built. This extension resurrected the plan to restore the home to its original state, and remodeling happened almost immediately. With the help of scholars who were experts on seventeenth-century homes, and Rembrandt’s own art they were able to complete the restoration in 1999.
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