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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (1606-1669) THE FINEST EXPONENT OF PORTRAITURE AND HISTORY PAINTING TO EMERGE FROM 17TH CENTURY HOLLAND. AN APPRECIATION OF THE ALL ROUND BRILLIANCE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST PAINTERS TO EMERGE FROM THE LOW COUNTRIES: PART 2

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In the second part of my exploration and discovery of Rembrandt I will be considering the Biography of Rembrandt by Michael Bockemulh.

” The spoken word offered Rembrandt the possibility of depicting dramatic action pictorially in such a manner that conflict with the static nature is significantly less than in the case of the turbulent scenes of action”. [1].

” It is true other painters also depicted these various gestural characteristics , however Rembrandt succeeded from the very beginning in forming the gestures and facial expressions of his figures”. [2].

Bockemulh shows how Rembrandt’s depictions of gestures had a great influence which marked out his brilliance in Holland at the time.

“It should be noted how Rembrandt combines fierce gestures”. [3].

“Rembrandt’s structural conception is not only concentrated with the fashioning of his figures facial expressions and gestures , it also extends to the scene of the action”. [4].

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Bockemulh explains the way Rembrandt use space and illumination in his paintings.

” The same may be said of the illumination of the depicted space the important elements in the action are illuminated in a particularly effective manner”. [5].

Commentary is now given by Bockemulh to Rembrandt’s portraiture series of pictures which he was so talented representing facial features that other artists were not able to depict. His observation of people was outstanding.

” All the indications are that these portraits were extremely concise , accurate and true to life representations”. [6].

“Rembrandt however was not content with merely fulfilling the expectation of his clients”. [7].

” There are other ways in which Rembrandt connects a portrait with the course of events in a happening. Occasionally he will assign the subject of the portrait a role within a History Painting”. [8].

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Michael Bockemulh shows the immense changes taking place during the Baroque era.

” The Baroque era was a time of allegory and emblems. In the Night watch however Rembrandt would appear to have been successful in both depicting these and simultaneously hiding them”. [9].

” The change taking place that is signified by the Night watch and the following collection of pictures is a step from interpretation to observation”. [10].

Continuing his Commentary of the Night watch Bockemulh  shows Rembrandt’s use of Colour and shading.

“In the Night watch the dramatic effects of the bright-dark structure have been reduced. Painting is no longer presented in terms of virtuosity and artistry”. [11].

” In Susannah surprised by the Elders they show that Rembrandt when working on his structural conception of the picture orientated himself increasingly to the visual effect that it would have on the observer”. [12].

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Michael Bockemulh  gives a final retrospective view of Rembrandt Van Rijn.

” a retrospective look at Rembrandt’s work reveals the extent to which he remained true to his beginning The History Paintings , The portraits and also the Landscapes”. [13].

This concludes my posting on Rembrandt Van Rijn one of the greatest Portrait and History painters from Holland.

FOOTNOTES

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