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Rembrandt Van Rijn

A Grain of Sand

Terence Clarke | Posted 05.03.2016 | Books
Terence Clarke

Every emotional response to all occurrences can be expressed in the way an object is perceived or thought about by a character. It doesn't matter what the object is. But for the writer, the language with which the object is described does matter, because it can shape the reader's entire reaction to what is going on in the character's heart.

Artist's Statements of the Old Masters

John Seed | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
John Seed

An Old Master working today would definitely need some strong postmodern language to support his/her "artistic practice." Here are some samples of the kinds of "Artist's Statements" that I think would be required of European Old Masters if they tried to get a show in New York or Los Angeles today.

W. Reveals Himself as 'a Decent Amateur' Artist

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's highly unusual for a public figure -- especially a high-profile politician -- to reveal something very personal and rather uncommon about himself. And to do it willingly?

The Idiot's Guide To Identifying Classic Paintings

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Can you tell a Rembrandt from a Caravaggio? Or a Rubens from a Michelangelo? If you answered no, have no fear. There's a quick and painless guide to t...

Everything You Need To Know About Human Anatomy In One Art Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

You might be familiar with "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," the iconic painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, in which a clan of gentlemen with poo...

First NIghter: Basil Twist in Manhattan, IPA in Brooklyn

David Finkle | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Anyone looking around New York City for something to do this weekend might want to check out the Japan Society in Manhattan and/or the Brooklyn Museum...

Talking about Art is like Dancing about Architecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Renowned performance artist, Laurie Anderson, famously said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture. Every time I go on the air wi...

Google Celebrates A Dutch Master

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of painter, etcher and self-portraitist extraordinaire Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. The Dutch master would turn 407 if he ...

The Two Life Cycles of Creativity: The New York Times Gets It Right

David Galenson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

David Brooks correctly described the two life cycles of creativity. This is preferable to the erroneous understanding of many academic psychologists.

Handjob

Francis Levy | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Albrecht Durer was, like Rembrandt, a great self-portraitist. The show parenthetically features a precocious self-portrait Durer did of himself when he was thirteen which contains the inscription, "I drew this after myself in front of a mirror in the year 1484 when I was a child."

Peter Zokosky: The Shock of the Weird (PHOTOS)

John Seed | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts
John Seed

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Norwegian Gallery Loses A Rembrandt In The Mail

Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts

A Norwegian art gallery learned the hard way that the extra fee for postal insurance is worth the inconvenience when it lost a Rembrandt etching worth...

Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts

Today we commemorate the birth of painter, etcher and self-portraitist extraordinaire, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. (We can see why he chose to go ...

The Line Is Drawn Between Rembrandt And Degas At The Met

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

Soaking in the work of the French Impressionist Edgar Degas is one breathtaking experience to behold, but to examine the artist alongside the great Du...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

Happy birthday to Rembrant van Rijn, who was born today, the 15th of July in 1606. A prominent painter and etcher of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrant is...

10 Famous Destroyed Works Of Art

businessinsider.com | ArtDaily | Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts

The most impressive works of art often took months or even years to complete. Artists pour their knowledge, creativity and emotions into their proj...