Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Aristotle with a Bust of Homer’, 1653, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653

Oil on canvas
56 1/2 × 53 3/4 in
143.5 × 136.5 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Purchase, special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the Museum, 1961), licensed …
Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606–1669
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A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Aristotle with a Bust of Homer’, 1653, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Purchase, special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the Museum, 1961), licensed …
Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606–1669
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A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653

Oil on canvas
56 1/2 × 53 3/4 in
143.5 × 136.5 cm
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