Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Rembrandt

The Night Watch (1642)

The Mill (1648)

The Abduction of Europa (1632)

Belshassar's Feast (1636- 1638)

The Polish Rider

Rembrandt's Son Titus as a Monk (1660)

Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee (1633)

Descent from the Cross (1634)

Abraham and Isaac (1634)

Self Portrait by Rembrandt (1661)


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.

Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, his later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardship. Yet his drawings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high and for tenty years he taught nearly every important Dutch painter.

In both painting and printmaking, he exhibited a complete knowledge of classical iconography, which he molded to fit the requirements of his own experience. Because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization."

Throughout his career, Rembrandt took as his primary subjects themes of portraiture, landscape and narrative painting. For the last, he was especially praised by his contemporaries, who extolled him as a masterful interpreter of Biblical stories Sourcedfor his skill in representing emotions and attention to detail. Rembrandt died on October 4, 1669 at Amsterdam, Netherlands at the age of 63.

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Rembrandt, Narrative Painting, Dutch Golden Age, The Night Watch, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Jessica said...

Ito ang pinakagusto ko "Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee (1633)"


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
Ay, salamat at bumisita ka kung hindi lalangawin ang blog kong ito. Bumili na nga ako ng insecticide pang patay ng langaw. Thank you ha sa pagiging consistent mo. Kala ko nagtampo ka sa biro ko sa yo. Sori nga pala sa joke ko. Biro lang talaga yun. I apologetic sa iyo. God bless you always my young artistic friend. Hayaan mo babawi ako sa iyo. I will feature your blogs for review dun sa bago kong blog. Baka pwedeng humingi ng full face photo mo para sa feature na yun? Kung pwede lang naman kung hindi pwede rin yung nakatalikod ka. Sabihin ko na lang na extremely shy at bashful ka. He,he,he, *lol*

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