The pride and joy of Dutch history Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, or simply Rembrandt, is an artist who transformed the world with his more impasto technique, he is also known to have created the highest number of self-portraits, over 80 to 100 of them. But his prowess extended to biblical, historical paintings, landscapes and all kinds of paintings.
The impasto technique uses thick paint, applied with a brush or knife, which gives a unique 3D effect to the painting. And the epitome of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, was a master of this technique and many others. He has been the victim of several personal tragedies and bankruptcy, due to his own inept financial skills, but his prestige as an artist has rarely wavered. He died on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam, where the Rembrandt House Museum is located, the house where he stayed for a few years. The cause of his death remains unknown.
It can be said that Rembrandt’s most famous painting is Night watch. The strong contrast of light and shadow as well as the way a group portrait is painted in action stand out the most. Then there is The return of the prodigal son which exposes the Christian idea of mercy. Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’s anatomy lesson is also one of his first masterpieces.