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Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn  Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

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The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1640 - 1642. Rembrandt painted The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq between 1640 and 1642. This picture was called the Nachtwacht by the Dutch and the Night Watch by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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Rembrandt Paintings

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Girl in the Window (1645) - Rembrandt http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Rembrandt_Harmensz_van_Rijn_-_Girl_at_a_Window_-_Google_Art_Project_-_edited.jpg - More at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt/Paintings (Thx Julie M)

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Rembrandt van Rijn : "The Holy Family at Night" (c1642-1648) - Giclee Fine Art Print

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Rembrandt - A Man in a Room (1630) Look at the way he painted the light. His light is an inspiration for photographers

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This beautiful Rembrandt portrait is lit with a soft one light source with vignette background. I was drawn to this image because of its innocent painter like style. Photograph Ksenia by Paul Apal'kin on 500px

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Rijksmuseum’s selection for US President’s visit:  Includes among other -  The Milkmaid by Vermeer c.1660, Portrait of a Couple, by Frans Hals, c. 1622, The Wardens of the Amsterdam Drapers’ Guild, Known as ‘The Syndics’, by Rembrandt c. 1662, Night Watch also by Rembrandt c.1642.

Rijksmuseum’s selection for US President’s visit: Includes among other - The Milkmaid by Vermeer c.1660, Portrait of a Couple, by Frans Hals, c. 1622, The Wardens of the Amsterdam Drapers’ Guild, Known as ‘The Syndics’, by Rembrandt c. 1662, Night Watch also by Rembrandt c.1642.

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Rembrandt refuses to paint Lucretia as she has been painted throughout art history: committing visual violence on her body, whilst self-righteously claiming to be appalled by the rape graphically depicted. Lucretia was painted to titillate members of the court. The pearl represents innocence, and contrasts with the blood to be spilt, whilst symbolising the weight of responsibility Lucretia carries to maintain her (chaste) position in society.

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The real-life power of Rembrandt

dark ages famous art | The real-life power of Rembrandt | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

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