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Four hundred years after his birth, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is still celebrated as one of the greatest biblical artists of all time. In the early seventeenth century, he was acclaimed as a portraitist, a master engraver and draftsman, a civic painter, and a landscape artist only to be nearly abandoned by society later in his life. Rembrandt's unparalleled work in hi Four hundred years after his birth, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is still celebrated as one of the greatest biblical artists of all time. In the early seventeenth century, he was acclaimed as a portraitist, a master engraver and draftsman, a civic painter, and a landscape artist only to be nearly abandoned by society later in his life. Rembrandt's unparalleled work in his paintings speaks the best about his life, and this book is a strong narrative of the story of his life as it reflects in the story of his art. The author outlines important facts about Rembrandt's life to the general reader and presents new ideas and observations on his mastery over iconography and human emotions across the breadth of his art work. In this riveting book-accompanied by beautiful full color photos of some of Rembrandt's most noteworthy works-Patrick Hunt provides students and lovers of art history, a brief yet insightful sketch on the mysteries that surround the life and work of this genius master painter. Patrick Hunt is on the Classics and Archaeology faculty at Stanford University since 1994. He has authored many articles on art history, mythology, and archaeology and specifically on Rembrandt's use of mythology and biblical narratives."


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Four hundred years after his birth, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is still celebrated as one of the greatest biblical artists of all time. In the early seventeenth century, he was acclaimed as a portraitist, a master engraver and draftsman, a civic painter, and a landscape artist only to be nearly abandoned by society later in his life. Rembrandt's unparalleled work in hi Four hundred years after his birth, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is still celebrated as one of the greatest biblical artists of all time. In the early seventeenth century, he was acclaimed as a portraitist, a master engraver and draftsman, a civic painter, and a landscape artist only to be nearly abandoned by society later in his life. Rembrandt's unparalleled work in his paintings speaks the best about his life, and this book is a strong narrative of the story of his life as it reflects in the story of his art. The author outlines important facts about Rembrandt's life to the general reader and presents new ideas and observations on his mastery over iconography and human emotions across the breadth of his art work. In this riveting book-accompanied by beautiful full color photos of some of Rembrandt's most noteworthy works-Patrick Hunt provides students and lovers of art history, a brief yet insightful sketch on the mysteries that surround the life and work of this genius master painter. Patrick Hunt is on the Classics and Archaeology faculty at Stanford University since 1994. He has authored many articles on art history, mythology, and archaeology and specifically on Rembrandt's use of mythology and biblical narratives."

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