May 20, 2008

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Jewish Bride, oil on canvas, 1667

This Rembrandt painting, Jewish Bride, is at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and is simultaneously subtle and energetic. The brushwork completely differs across the canvas....the area detailed below and the space behind the figures especially fascinated me. In person, the brushwork, the charged emotional content, and the mysteriousness of the couple's gaze, provided me with a newfound Rembrandt love.

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