REMBRANDT
VAN RIJN
LIFE OF A DUTCH MASTER

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (born July 15, 1606 in Leiden, † October 4, 1669) is considered one of the most important and well-known Dutch Baroque artists. His work fell into the era of the Golden Age, when the Netherlands experienced a political, economic and artistic heyday. Rembrandt studied with Pieter Lastman, opened his first studio in Leiden in 1625 and soon attracted attention. In 1631 he moved to Amsterdam, where he developed into a celebrated artist.

WORLD'S FAMOUS WORK

THE NIGHT

WATCH

Many of Rembrandt's works are characterized by strong light-dark contrasts, which is why he is considered a Master of Chiaroscuro.

THE ANATOMY LESSON

OF DR. TULP

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Rembrandt was an absolute master of painterly composition, of light and realistic of the expression of his characters.