Peter Paul Rubens’ piece “Four Rivers” mythologically portrays the Euphrates, Nile, Ganges, and Tigris rivers and the sources of the four rivers (the women). The Flemish painter is known for his use of color and the physical vitality present in … Continue reading
Rembrandt’s 1654 piece “Bathsheba” portrays a contemplative, unglamorized woman whose external beauty is not of importance to the painter.
Rembrandt’s interest in mood was established early on in his career. His 1648 work “Christ at Emmaus,” like many of his earlier pieces, is characterized by a soft, somewhat smooth application of paint and very little change in color, which … Continue reading
The great artists keep coming! Here is Rembrandt, one of the biggest names in art, in “Self-Portrait in a Cap, Open Mouthed and Staring,” an etching from 1630. More Rembrandt to come!
Dutch painter Vermeer’s 1660 work “The Milkmaid” reflects the expansion of the artist’s repertoire during the Baroque period to include portrayals of everyday experiences.