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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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The Incredulity of St Thomas 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Incredulity of St Thomas 1634
La Resurrection De Lazare,los Angeles 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
La Resurrection De Lazare,los Angeles 1631
The Blinding of Samson 1636 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Blinding of Samson 1636
Cottage Among Trees 1650-51 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Cottage Among Trees 1650-51
Supper at Emmaus 1648 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Supper at Emmaus 1648
Seated Old Man (possibly Rembrandt's father) - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Seated Old Man (possibly Rembrandt's father)
David Et Cyrus Devant L Autel De Baal,los Angeles 1633 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
David Et Cyrus Devant L Autel De Baal,los Angeles 1633
The Ascension Of Christ - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Ascension Of Christ
Angel and the Prophet Balaam - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Angel and the Prophet Balaam
Saskia as Flora (detail) 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Saskia as Flora (detail) 1634
Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels
Cone Shell (Conus marmoreus) - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Cone Shell (Conus marmoreus)
The Three Crosses (second state) 1653 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Three Crosses (second state) 1653
Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem 1630 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem 1630
Jan Rijcksen and his Wife, Griet Jans ('The Shipbuilder... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jan Rijcksen and his Wife, Griet Jans ('The Shipbuilder...
Nude Man Seated on the Ground with One Leg Extended - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Nude Man Seated on the Ground with One Leg Extended
Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts 1631
Two Studies Of A Bird Of Paradise - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Two Studies Of A Bird Of Paradise
Old Man With Flowing Beard Looking Down Left 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Old Man With Flowing Beard Looking Down Left 1631
Cornelia Pronck, Wife of Albert Cuyper - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Cornelia Pronck, Wife of Albert Cuyper
Descent from the Cross 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Descent from the Cross 1634
Hendrickje Bathing in a River 1654 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Hendrickje Bathing in a River 1654
Clement de Jonghe Printseller - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Clement de Jonghe Printseller
"History Painting"
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