Flora by Rembrandt

Title: Flora
Date: 1634
Movement: Baroque
Media: Oil on canvas
Current location: Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Rembrandt painted his wife, Saskia, as Flora, the goddess of spring and flowers. In this depiction, he combined both elements of pastoral and historical portraiture. The painting shows the love and admiration of the artist for his wife and contrasting her diffident pose with the sumptuousness of her embroidered clothing gives her a special charm.

Rembrandt was a draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. He is considered one of the most important visual artists in history.

Artist: Rembrandt
Date of Birth: 15 July 1606, Leiden, Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Died: 4 October 1669, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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