Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Art Group: Rembrandt - self-portraits

In the first of three sessions exploring portraiture we looked at the self-portraits of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn    1606 – 1669.

Rembrandt’s self-portraits are extraordinary.  They have the fewest marks possible to make expressions come to life.
At the time when Rembrandt was alive, self-portraits were used to publicise an artist’s work.  They were also an ideal way to practise portraiture.  The subject is ready when the artist is and they don’t charge for their time.

Rembrandt's most famous work:
“The Night Watch” 1642 (3.63 x 4.37 m) oil on canvas is held by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

The  work of the group follows.  
Well done everyone!  Apologies for resorting to Plan B but you all rose beautifully to the challenge.

Lee:  demo page (thank you for you assistance Mr Dee - most appreciated Cx)