Man in Oriental Costume by Rembrandt Man in Oriental Costume1632Baroque, Dutch Golden AgeOil on canvasMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA An ambitious painting, ‘Man in Oriental Costume’ depicts the Dutch idea of a Near Eastern Potentate, an exotic subject that would appeal a knowledgeable and experienced collector. A stately and colossal figure … Continue reading Man in Oriental Costume by Rembrandt
Belshazzar's Feast1635Baroque, Dutch Golden AgeOil on canvasNational Gallery, London, England As the King of Babylon, Belshazzar’s story is told in the Old Testament. His sacrilege of having gold and silver vessels looted by his father from the Temple in Jerusalem for his own use. He ordered the vessels be filled with his wine for his … Continue reading Belshazzar’s Feast by Rembrandt
Bathsheba at Her Bath1654Baroque, Dutch Golden AgeOil on canvasThe Louvre, Paris, France A life size canvas presenting the biblical character Bathsheba in a shallow space, illuminated from the left in front of a darker background. The Old Testament tells how King David noticed a woman bathing outdoors when he was on the terrace of his … Continue reading Bathsheba at Her Bath by Rembrandt
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholas Tulp1632Baroque, Dutch Golden AgeOil on canvasMauritshuis Art Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands Posed awkwardly in a pyramid seven men with bright, white ruffs are watching Dr Tulp intently as he facilitates and anatomy lesson. Dr Tulp commands the righthand side of the painting, as he demonstrates on a male … Continue reading The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholas Tulp by Rembrandt
Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph1656Baroque, Dutch Golden AgeOil on canvasLocation: Schloss Wilhelmshone, Kassel, Hesse, Germany Rembrandt’s biblical paintings are cited as his most masterful work and in this scene we see Joseph, as a chief advisor to the Pharaoh, bringing his sons to Jacob’s, his father, deathbed to receive the family blessing. Ostensibly guided … Continue reading Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph by Rembrandt
The tiny panoramic picture measuring only 15.4 x31.6 cm is an anamorphic view of the town of Delft...
Rembrandt’s life and work were fuelled by an intense psychological study of people, objects, and their surroundings and a strong Christian devotion. Incredibly gifted, Rembrandt became a master of portraiture, historical, mythological, and biblical sense from a very young age. His techniques and use of materials was sensitive and spontaneous. His everchanging approach to colour, composition, and shadow produced powerfully moving and natural moments of the human existence. His mastery of light and texture emphasized emotional depth weaved a common theme through all his work confirming his status as one of art’s greatest and innovative masters...
Rembrandt was a draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. He is considered one of the most important visual artists in history....
In 1527 Europe, religion had the power to direct and inform the content and climate of society’s art output.
Artist: Caravaggio Born: 29 September 1571, Milan, Italy Nationality: Italian Movement: Baroque Died: 18 July 1610, Porto Ercole, Italy
Title: The Calling of St Matthew Date: 1599-1600 Movement: Baroque Media: Oil on canvas Location: San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome