Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn

Portrait of the Artist at His Easel (Self-Portrait)
Oil on canvas, 111 x 90 cm (43 1/2 x 35 1/2")
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606 - 1669)
Numerous portraits and self-portraits exhibit a profound penetration of character.
The greatest artist of the Dutch school.
He was a master of light and shadow whose paintings, drawings, and etchings made him a giant in the history of art.