Rembrandt ~ Art History ~ Baroque Era ~ Painting ~ Etching ~ 173 Slides
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This is a very comprehensive powerpoint program about the art of Rembrandt, covering a very large portion of his work. Most of the slides are his paintings but his etchings are also covered. Most of the paintings involve some aspect of portraiture but I have included his seascape, landscapes and other genre paintings too. There are 173 slides of Rembrandt and his art.
EXCERPTS FROM PRESENTATION:
1)These doctors are listening and watching Dr. Nicolaes Tulp explain the musculature of the arm. They are real doctors. They paid fees to be included in the painting. Dr. Tulp paid much more to be the lead figure in the painting. The corpse is that of a criminal who had been executed that very day. Only one public dissection a year was allowed. It was a major social event and was also open to the public for a fee. It would be a very long time until the idea was accepted that autopsies and dissections of human cadavers was necessary to advance medicine. From ANATOMY LESSON.
2) This is Rembrandt’s only seascape. It depicts Jesus calming the waves of the sea, saving the lives of the fourteen men aboard the vessel. Rembrandt included a self portrait of himself in the boat, next to Jesus and his twelve disciples.
In 1990, the painting was stolen by thieves disguised as police officers. They broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, and stole this painting, along with twelve other works. The FBI knows who the thieves were (organized crime) and that they are dead. The art work has still not been recovered. This painting’s current value is $188 million. from CHRIST IN STORM, SEA OF GALILEE.
3) Based on chapters 5-7 of the Book of Esther in the Old Testament. Haman is asking the King to hang Mordechai for not paying him respect. Mordechai's cousin Esther, also King Ahasuerus' wife, interceded and thwarted Haman. Rembrandt depicts Haman as the villain. The painting is owned by the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. The museum’s accompanying materials state:
“The dramatic conflict between the three persons is expressed through their restrained but eloquent gestures. The scene has a tense atmosphere of suspense. The figure of Esther is radiant, her robe with a long train is gleaming as if with precious stones. Haman is immersed in the shadows. Rembrandt achieves great depth in rendering the inner life, the spiritual energy of his characters.” from AHASUERUS, HAMAN and ESTHER.