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Nathan Admonishing David, Rembrandt van Rijn

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Public domain image, 17th century drawing, Netherlands, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher known for his innovative use of light and shadow and his ability to capture the human condition with great empathy. He is regarded as one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history. Born in Leiden, the Netherlands, Rembrandt studied with two local painters before moving to Amsterdam in 1624. He quickly established himself as a successful artist and received numerous commissions from wealthy patrons. Throughout his career, Rembrandt produced a wide range of works, including portraits, landscapes, biblical scenes and historical subjects. He was particularly skilled at capturing the emotions and personalities of his subjects, using light and shadow to create a sense of drama and depth. Some of his most famous works include 'The Night Watch', 'Self-Portrait with Two Circles', 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp' and 'The Jewish Bride'. Despite his success, Rembrandt faced financial difficulties later in life and was forced to sell many of his possessions. He died in Amsterdam in 1669 and was buried in an unmarked grave. Today, Rembrandt's works are celebrated for their technical mastery, emotional depth and timeless appeal. His influence can be seen in the work of countless artists who have followed in his footsteps.

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1650 - 1655
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication ("CCO 1.0 Dedication")

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