10 Interesting Rembrandt Facts

Wednesday, January 28th 2015. | People

Rembrandt Facts talk about the famous painter. He was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, Netherlands.  He died on 4 October 1669 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. If you check out his works of art, you will know that Rembrandt liked to depict the Baroque style in Dutch Golden Age. Get more facts about Rembrandt by reading the following post below:

Rembrandt Facts 1: the famous works

Let’s find out the famous works of art of Rembrandt.  You need to view many of his self portraits. Other works include The Return of the Prodigal Son, Night Watch, Belshazzar’s Feast, and Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.

Rembrandt Facts 2: the early life

His full name was Rembrandt van Rijn.  His father was a miller. He wanted his son to get great education. Do you know that this famous painter was the ninth child in the family?

Rembrandt Facts

Rembrandt Facts

Rembrandt Facts 3: education

He went to University of Leiden to pursue higher education. But he left the university. His passion was art and he became the apprentice of Jacob van Swanenburgh and Pieter Lastman. Both were the famous artists.

Rembrandt Facts 4: as a painter

Rembrandt realized that he had talent in art painting. Therefore, he wanted to develop his painting skill. When he was 19 years old, he opened his first art studio. When he was 21 years old, he knew on how to teach others to paint.

Rembrandt Painting

Rembrandt Painting

Rembrandt Facts 5: the portraits of people

He began to paint the portrait of people as the professional painter when he decided to relocate to Amsterdam in 1631.

Rembrandt Facts 6: the famous portrait artist

Rembrandt was considered as one of the greatest portrait artists in the world. He was popular in 1600s because cameras had not been invented by the people. The only way to have a picture of family was by creating a portrait painting.

Rembrandt Va Rijn

Rembrandt Va Rijn

Rembrandt Facts 7: the self-portraits

Rembrandt created the natural and real self-portrait. There were at least 40 pieces of self portraits and family’s portrait that he had made. Check out Raphael Sanzio facts here.

Rembrandt Facts 8: fame

The self-portraits that Rembrandt created were very famous because he could capture the emotion and personality of the people on the painting. At first, Rembrandt only painted the person in sitting still or in line position. Later, he could paint the person in active motion.

Rembrandt Work

Rembrandt Work

Rembrandt Facts 9: Night Watch

Night Watch was the most famous painting of Rembrandt. It depicted Captain Banning Cocq and 17 of his militiamen. Find out another famous painter in Pablo Picasso facts.

Rembrandt Facts 10: Scenes from the Bible and Landscapes

He created Scenes from the Bible and Landscapes inspired from the Bible.



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