The Jewish Bride, by Rembrandt. 🎨A portrait of a couple as8/8/2021, 9:00:39 AM
The Jewish Bride, by Rembrandt. 🎨A portrait of a couple as the biblical characters Isaac and Rebecca that has attracted a fair share of theories over the years. The story of this couple is found in the Old Testament in the book of Genesis: Isaac and Rebecca were seeking refuge in the lands of the king Abimelech. Fearing that the locals might kill him because of his wife’s beauty, Isaac claimed that Rebecca was his sister, not his wife. They were, however, caught in a moment of intimacy by Abimelech, revealing their true relationship. Abimelech reprimanded them for their deceit, but also commanded that no one harm them. Isaac and Rebecca are the model married couple: she is modest, beautiful, and obedient while he is faithful, steadfast, and strong in his faith. 👨🎨Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) was one of the greatest artists of the Baroque. An innovator in painting, printmaking and drawing, he is considered the most important figure in Dutch art and one of the greatest in art history. Unlike his Dutch contemporaries, his work depicts a wide range of style and subject matters in a characteristic dark, intense and thickly executed style. Few of his paintings left the Dutch Republic while he lived, but his prints circulated throughout Europe and exerted great influence. He demonstrated great knowledge of classic literature and iconography, sources he studied directly and interpreted in his canvases along with the observation of the ever-fascinating Amsterdam’s Jewish population. Stylistically, his paintings progressed from the early 'smooth' manner, characterized by fine technique in the portrayal of illusionistic form, to the late 'rough' treatment of richly variegated paint surfaces, which allowed for an illusionism of form suggested by the tactile quality of the paint itself. 📐Height: 121.5 cm (47.8 in). Width: 166.5 cm (65.5 in). Oil on canvas, 1666. 🏛Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. @rijksmuseum What do you think about this? Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨!