2 Who was Rembrandt ?Rembrandt was afamous Dutch painter.He was born July 15,1606 in Leiden,Netherlands, to afather who was amiller and owned awindmill!
3 When Rembrandt was a young man, he decided he wanted to be a painter!His parents weren’t very happy because they wanted him tobe a preacher or a lawyer. After they saw that Rembrandt had a talentfor painting and became well known, his parents accepted him as a painter.The Artist in his Studio,c. 1629Rembrandt was getting many jobs to make paintings, so he decided to move to Amsterdam were he can continue his work. Not only did he continue to paint, but he also taught painting to his very own students! Rembrandt was only 22 years old!
4 This is how Rembrandt’s town house looks today! Rembrandt created most of hisartwork in this town house in Amsterdam.This is how Rembrandt’stown house looks today!
5 Rembrandt was a painter, a draftsman, and an etcher (carving images into copper with a needle!) Take a look a some of his self-portrait etchings:Young RembrandtinRembrandt in 1630He must be surprised!Rembrandt etchedhimselfas a beggar in 1627!
6 scratching or etching a needle into a copperplate. This is what an etching studio looked like in the 1600’s, where Rembrandt wouldcreate his etchings. Look at the machines they used! Etching was done byscratching or etching a needle into a copperplate.Rembrandt liked to etch on different types of paper, such as European,Japanese and Chinese papers.
7 Here are a few of the portraits he painted Rembrandt also LOVED to paint self-portraits. He painted more self portraits than any otherfamous artist!Here are a few of the portraits he paintedthroughout his years:Rembrandt painted thisportrait in He was23 years old!Rembrandt is 34 years oldIn this portrait!An older Rembrandtin 1658 at age 52!
8 As you can see, Rembrandt enjoyed painting portraits of many people, including his family.Rembrandt was able to make money painting portraitsbecause there were no cameras during those times!Rembrandt and his wife SaskiaRembrandt’s son, Titus
9 Rembrandt also painted portraits of his mother and father: Rembrandt’s Mother as the ProfetessHannah, 1631Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap, 1630
10 Rembrandt not only painted portraits but also landscapes, religious themes, andhistorical events!The Ascension, 1636The Stone Bridge, c. 1638
11 Rembrandt focused on using the elements of art such as light, value and richcolor in hispaintings.The Feast of Balthazar, 1635
12 Rembrandt was especially known for the way he showed light in his paintings.Rembrandt would usea “spotlight” effectwhen painting hissubjects to makethem stand outand look realistic.Saskia in Pompous Dress, 1634
13 Rembrandt would paint dark colored paintings and have beams This technique Rembrandt used in his painting is called “chiaroscuro” which means “light-dark” in Italian.The Night Watch, 1642One of Rembrand’ts famous paintings. This painting shows merchants and patrols out on the street at night. The subjects that Rembrandt painted were not happy with this painting. They felt that Rembrandt did not paint them to look important or show their patriotic spirit.Rembrandt would paint dark colored paintings and have beamsof light shine only on the important subjects he wanted to focus on.
14 The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild, was another famous painting that Rembrandt did in This was a portrait of important men who took care of all the cloth that was made in Amsterdam. This painting was well-known because it looked very realistic. Not many painters during Rembrandt’s time could make a painting look real and natural.
15 After his death on October 4,1669, Rembrandt Rembrandt’s artwork was very popular and still is today! He has done over 600 paintings in his lifetime!After his death on October 4,1669, Rembrandtcontinues to be recognized as a master in painting all over the world!