The Life of Rembrandt

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Rembrandt, one of the most famous Dutch painters around the world, is known for his heavy brush strokes, dark under paintings and interesting techniques to create shadow details. Learn about the work of Rembrandt with information from an experienced artist in this free video on art.

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Hi, I'm Koorosh Angali with I'm going to briefly tell you who Rembrandt is. Rembrandt is a Dutch painter who is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606 and he passed on October 4, 1669. He's probably the most famous Dutch painter around the world. If people if regular people don't know about Rubens and Vermeer probably they already have heard about Rembrandt and his works are all over the museums in the world. More than anything he's probably famous for two distinct characteristics in his works. One is the heavy brush strokes and in pastel paintings that was thick paintings. The paintings are so thick that sometimes he just uses the handle of his brush to scrape off through them and create some of his drawings and through that he shows the under painting which is darker than the over painting and by doing that, he shows let say the wrinkles on the forehead of this old man instead of painting those wrinkles. The pigment is so thick here that he can do that. He can go with a handle of his brush and scrape that off. In the beard you can see the same even in the design of the garment you can see that. The other technique for which is very much famous is what we know in art as chiaroscuro that's the exaggerated difference between light and dark and through doing that he and other painters use this technique use a lot of dynamism in their arts.


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