In honor of International Artist Day I am posting my study of Rembrandt's painting.
Rembrandt van Rijn self portrait:c.1665; 45x37in oil on canvas: Ivegh Bequest, Kenwood England
Rembrandt was well regarded in his own day, although he stood outside the mainstream of Dutch art. His contemporaries developed new secular subjects - landscape, still life, and genre painting wheras Rembrandt's first love was Biblical history. I choose to do a study of him because he was a master of low key painting and this really interested me. Rembrandt did many self portraits. Learning from the masters from around the world is key to improving your own work.