Works by Rembrandt
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Rembrandt van Rijn was a Dutch artist widely regarded as one of the greatest painters in history. He is best known for golden-hued depictions of biblical, mythological, and vernacular scenes such as The Night Watch (1642).
“A painting is complete when it has the shadows of a god,” he once said. Born Rembrandt Harmenszoonon van Rijn on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, Netherlands, Rembrandt apprenticed to a number of masters before opening his first studio sometime between 1624 and 1625. Though he never traveled abroad he studied the works of Northern artists that had adopted the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio, such as Gerrit van Honthorst. By the time he moved to Amsterdam in 1631, he was already a successful portraitist, allowing him and his wife Saskia to move to the affluent Nieuwe Doelenstraat neighborhood.
Throughout his life, Rembrandt created a series of intimate self-portraits and etchings, documenting his own visage from the age of 22 to the year of his death. He later explored large-scale works, including Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632), The Raising of the Cross (1633), and The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1663). Despite his initial success, the artist had financial troubles due to debts owed to creditors but managed to continue painting until his death on October 4, 1669, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Today, his works can be seen at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Gallery in London, among others.