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Rembrandt Van Rijn

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 ...

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...