Baroque and Rococo

 


 




Rembrandt



 



The Mystery of the Revealed Form

 

 

     
 Baroque and Rococo Art Map
 
       
     Rembrandt van Rijn
 
 
     CONTENTS:  
     Rembrandt - a never-ending experience  
     Rembrandt the thinker: The structural conception of Rembrandt's early pictures  
     The encounter between observer and subject  
     From interpretation to observation: The Night Watch  
     Observation as comprehension: The Staalmeesters  
     The search for life in the picture: Susanna and the Elders  
     The search for life in the picture: The Return of the Prodigal Son  
     The mystery of the revealed form: The Jewish Bride  
     Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn -1606-1669: Chronology  
     Rembrandt - DRAWINGS  
       

 

 

 

 



The search for life in the picture:




Bathsheba with King David's Letter



 

 

The picture was completed by another artist. The moment has been selected in which everything taking place externally reaches its culmination in the son's devotion and the father's forgiveness. The entire series of late history paintings with one or two figures should be seen in this context, among them Bathsheba with King David's Letter  and Aristotle Contetnplating a Bust of Homer. Bathsheba is musing over King David's letter summoning her to him, which has put her in the position of having to decide whether or not to commit adultery. Aristotle, likewise musing, has placed his hand on the bust of the blind poet. The picture of Homer Dictating to a Scribe portrays the consideration of words coming to mind - the gesture of his hand refers to a corresponding drawing - while four individual pictures of the Evangelists present variations upon this motif. The qualities achieved by the older Rembrandt in these and other works will be expounded here with respect to one painting, Isaac and Rebecca (The Jewish Bride).
 


Rembrandt van Rijn
Bathsheba at Her Bath

1654
Oil on canvas, 142 x 142 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris

 


Rembrandt van Rijn
The Toilet of Bathsheba
 
 

COLLECTION


Bathsheba
 

 


Lucas Cranach
David and Bathsheba
1526

 


Gentileschi Artemisia

 


Gentileschi Artemisia

 


Willem Drost
Bathsheba receiving David's letter

 


Jan Steen
Bathsheba Receiving David's Letter

 


Jan Steen
Bathsheba afther the bath

 

 


Hayez Francesco
Bathseba im Bade

 

 


Cecchino del Salviati
Bathsheba Goes to King David

 


Karl Brullov
Bathsheba

 


Jan Massys

 


Jan Massys
David and Bathsheba
1562
 Louvre

 

 

 

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