RembrandtLeiden 1606 - Amsterdam 1669
This painting of a young Rembrandt holding up a dead bird as though he were the hunter has troubled art scholars for years.
How Rembrandt used gold chains as a symbol of the high honor due to him as a great master
How realism and the use of models fools the eyes. Art, one must remember, is never 'real' and never 'photographic'.
See how Rembrandt turned an anatomy lesson into a scene in his studio (in his mind).
How the setting is so rarely what you think....you must think differently
See the sight which changes the meaning of all Rembrandt's art: Rembrandt is Christ
See how Joseph is an artist staring at his work of art inside the artist's head
See how Rembrandt concisely expresses the underlying idea of art in a Roman myth
Several clues, easy to spot, reveal the true underlying meaning of two similar masterpieces
Learn about other methods Rembrandt used to convey his message
This painting which depicts Rembrandt crucifying Christ is an excellent example of the alternative way to read art, not viewing it as an illustration but as poetry.
It can be difficult to explain why Rembrandt portrayed himself as a beggar. Here's what I think...
See how one great master resides in another, or sometimes two.
Scholars have long wondered why Rembrandt would represent himself in expensive and extravagant clothing from a century earlier even though they know that the etched self-portrait is based on an engraving of the fifteenth-century painter Jan Gossaert, known as Mabuse.
Scholars have sometimes wondered why the young Rembrandt painted himself wearing a gorget, the metal collar worn by soldiers of the period, when he himself was never in the military.
Learn how to look and what to look for, and how touching is painting
If you didn't know that EPPH, you would never understand this image….nor would anyone else.
How Rembrandt's method, and that of great artists in general, is present in his earliest extant painting
The presence of a mystery in an artwork, intentionally made mysterious by the artist, does not mean that the mystery cannot be solved. Mysteries are made to be resolved.
EPPH Blog Posts on Rembrandt
Astonishing evidence that Rembrandt belonged to an esoteric society that affected both his life and art. Even his signature chiaroscuro must be seen in a new light.
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