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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Saskia Wearing A Veil - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Saskia Wearing A Veil
The Ascension Of Christ - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Ascension Of Christ
St Paul at his Writing-Desk 1629-30 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
St Paul at his Writing-Desk 1629-30
Christ Before Pilate and the People - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ Before Pilate and the People
Predication De Jean Baptiste,berlin 1635 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Predication De Jean Baptiste,berlin 1635
Stormy Landscape c. 1638 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Stormy Landscape c. 1638
The Stoning Of St. Stephen - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Stoning Of St. Stephen
Seated Female Nude 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Seated Female Nude 1631
The Incredulity of St Thomas 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Incredulity of St Thomas 1634
Jacob Caressing Benjamin - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jacob Caressing Benjamin
St. Paul at his Writing Desk - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
St. Paul at his Writing Desk
The Baptism Of The Eunuch - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Baptism Of The Eunuch

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