Rembrandt van Rijn      The Night Watch
Background• 1606 - 1669• Most paintings exhibited his knowledge of iconography.• One of the most famous painters in the wo...
WorksSelf-Portrait 1652      Aristotle With a Bust of Homer
WorksMusical Allegory      The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
Works Elephant
Characteristics1. Visual Aspects - optical theory (stereo blindness) - strong contrasts of light and shadow - rich colors ...
Characteristics2. Thematic aspects - typical kinds of paintings for his day - natural drama & quiet Dutch rural scenes (et...
Leo YangL. Greenburg   Art 103 12.06.2012
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Rembrandt van rijn

  1. 1. Rembrandt van Rijn The Night Watch
  2. 2. Background• 1606 - 1669• Most paintings exhibited his knowledge of iconography.• One of the most famous painters in the world.• His work contributed to the Dutch Golden Age and the Baroque Period.• Most of his work was antithetical to baroque styles and characteristics.• Due to his empathy for the human condition, he is known as “one of the great prophets of civilization.”
  3. 3. WorksSelf-Portrait 1652 Aristotle With a Bust of Homer
  4. 4. WorksMusical Allegory The Storm on the Sea of Galilee
  5. 5. Works Elephant
  6. 6. Characteristics1. Visual Aspects - optical theory (stereo blindness) - strong contrasts of light and shadow - rich colors and strong brushstrokes - smooth painting style in his early career - rough painting style toward the end of his career - left large areas of white to suggest space - evidence of well handling of light - great variety of paint application
  7. 7. Characteristics2. Thematic aspects - typical kinds of paintings for his day - natural drama & quiet Dutch rural scenes (etchings) - style similar to Titian toward the end of his life - strong Biblical themes ^shifted from group scenes to reflective portraits - strong Greco-Roman mythical themes ^mostly portraits as opposed to group scenes - coarse painting style ^frowned upon by critics ^even dissuaded viewers from looking too closely
  8. 8. Leo YangL. Greenburg Art 103 12.06.2012

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