Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch painter, artist and teacher. He is considered one of the greatest painters in European art history, and the most renowned in Dutch history.

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Who were Rembrandt's contemporaries?

In Holland: Hals, Vermeer, de Hooch, van Ruisdael.

In Italy: Bernini the sculptor, also Poussin and Claude Lorrain who were both French.

In Spain: Ribera, Zurbaran, Murillo and Velazquez.

In Flanders: Jordaens, Rubens and van Dyck.

And many more.

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Islam
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Why did Muslims produce the type of art they did?

Muslims are still creating art!

You will see a wide variety of artistic styles often influenced by the styles of neighboring cultures and the pre-Islamic culture of the region. Therefore,a Muslim artist in France will be influenced in ways different from a Muslim artist in Indonesia.

You will indeed see much calligraphic art, often verses from the Qu'ran, because learning the words of this book is important in Islamic culture and religion. This is similar to some Hebrew calligraphic art and is not unlike the Christian custom of putting Bible verses with inspiring images.

You will also see repeating geometric, vegetal or floral elements in much Islamic art, called an arabesque. The arabesque often used to symbolize the transcendent and infinite nature of God. Mistakes in repetitions may be intentionally included as a show of humility by artists who believe that only God can produce perfection, similar to such mistakes seen in the repeating patterns of Amish quilts.

What you will rarely see is a representation of the human form, which many Muslims consider to be idolatry.

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Artists and Painters

What style of work did Hannah Hoch do?

Hannah Höch was one of the leading German dadaists. In her later days she changed into Surrealism but also Realism.

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Rembrandts most noticeable work feature was?

Chiaroscuro = the contrasts of light and dark.

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How many people are in night watch by Rembrandt?

34 people.

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What was Rembrandt's inspiration on 'Nightwatch'?

It is a group portrait of a company of guardsmen. They each paid a part of Rembrandt's fee.

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How much are Rembrandt's paintings worth?

There is no way of assessing the value of a work of until it is up for sale.

It may interest you, though, that just a couple of days ago (December 2009) one of his paintings were sold for $33.2 million. It is called Portrait of a man, half-length, with his arms akimbo painted in 1658.

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Did Rembrandt commit suicide?

No, he did not.

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Commercials

Black haired actress in Neosporin commercial?

Her name is Michelle Carmichael; she played in He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

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Was Rembrandt a Christian?

Yes, Mother was Catholic, Father was Calvinist. Rembrandt honored his Father's freedom from Papal corruption. Rembrandt painted many Biblical pictures of obscure stories in the Bible not often read by many Christians of the twenty-first century.

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Was Rembrandt a Catholic?

No, he was not.

Rembrandt's mother was a Protestant,

who brought up her son with a thorough

knowledge of the Scripture stories,

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Which artist painted 'The Portuguese'?

George Braque (1882-1963) painted "The Portuguese" in 1911. The painting is a 46 1/4 X 32 1/4 inch oil on canvas portrait in Analytic Cubism style. He is primarily recognized as a co-founder with Picasso of cubism.

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Name of 17th century dutch painter and etcher?

Rembrandt

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What is the meaning behind Rembrandt's Winter-Landscape?

A beautiful landscape - it is not a puzzle.

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Did Rembrandt paint Abraham and Isaac?

Yes, he did, and so did a great number of other artists.

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What does van mean in Rembrandt van Rijn?

of

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What day did Rembrandt start painting?

Nobody can tell the exact date.

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Did Rembrandt paint about sixty self portraits?

His self portraits are about 40 paintings and 31 etchings.

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How much is a Rembrandt worth?

In 2009 Dec 8 Rembrandt's painting Portrait of a man, half-length, with his arms akimbo, painted in 1658, was sold for a record 20.2 million pounds ($33.2 million).

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The Difference Between

What is the difference between a gerund and a present participle?

A gerund is a verb ending in "ing" that is used as a noun. possessive pronouns and nouns often precede gerunds.

Example My friends were annoyed by my singing.

A present participle is used with a verb "to be" to create progressive forms that show continuing action. the present participle is formed by adding -ing to the infinitive and the final consonant is sometime doubled.

It can also be used as an adjective.

example. Walk to the right side of the parking lot.

I fed the cat before leaving for school.

I hope i was able to help.

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Care of Horses
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What kind of paint do you use to paint purses?

Some people use liquid polish for leather shoes

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What was Rembrandt famous for?

He was one of the famous artist in the world and he drew lots of self portraits too.

Rembrandt is his first name! His full name was Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

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Where did Rembrandt live most of his life?

Amsterdam.

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What was Rembrant van Rijn's media?

Oil painting and etchings.

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What was Rembrandt's father?

He was a miller.

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