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 twenty years he taught nearly every important Dutch painter. Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. The self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.

In both painting and printmaking he exhibited a complete knowledge of classical iconography, which he molded to fit the requirements of his own experience; thus, the depiction of a biblical scene was informed by Rembrandt's knowledge of the specific text, his assimilation of classical composition, and his observations of the Jewish population of Amsterdam. Because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization."
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Abraham and Isaac - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Abraham and Isaac
Descent from the Cross by Torch Light - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Descent from the Cross by Torch Light
Philemon and Baucis - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Philemon and Baucis
Parable of the Rich Man - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Parable of the Rich Man
Saskia In A Straw Hat - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Saskia In A Straw Hat
Evangelist Matthew and the Angel 1661 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Evangelist Matthew and the Angel 1661
St Paul at his Writing-Desk 1629-30 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
St Paul at his Writing-Desk 1629-30
Repentant Judas Returning The Pieces Of Silver - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Repentant Judas Returning The Pieces Of Silver
Danae 1636-47 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Danae 1636-47
Rape of Ganymede 1635 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Rape of Ganymede 1635
Adoration of the Shepherds 1646 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Adoration of the Shepherds 1646
Saskia Wearing A Veil - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Saskia Wearing A Veil
The Baptism Of The Eunuch - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Baptism Of The Eunuch
Predication De Jean Baptiste,berlin 1635 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Predication De Jean Baptiste,berlin 1635
Man in a Golden Helmet c. 1650 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Man in a Golden Helmet c. 1650
Three Sketches Of The Prodigal Son With A Whore (detail) - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Three Sketches Of The Prodigal Son With A Whore (detail)
St. Paul at his Writing Desk - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
St. Paul at his Writing Desk
Christ Before Pilate and the People - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ Before Pilate and the People
A bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
A bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp
Stormy Landscape c. 1638 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Stormy Landscape c. 1638
The Incredulity of St Thomas 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Incredulity of St Thomas 1634
The NightWatch - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The NightWatch
Jacob Caressing Benjamin - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jacob Caressing Benjamin
Self-portrait With Saskia (or The Prodigal Son With... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self-portrait With Saskia (or The Prodigal Son With...

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