Rembrandt van Rijn

Drawing a private record of observations and feelings.



In this FULL VERSION, designed for iPhone® and iPad®, you will find over 100 drawings by the great master Rembrandt. Enjoy the high quality images of his drawings, share them with your friends via email, and learn about the artist life.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.

Rembrandt was one of the greatest draftsmen in the history of art. Because he usually regarded his drawings as a purely private record of observations and feelings, they are often deceptively simple. Yet the very spontaneity and economy with which Rembrandt sketched his impressions make them dazzling to connoisseurs. Indeed their spontaneity and freshness have a direct appeal sometimes missing from more elaborately executed pieces.

Rembrandt produced etchings for most of his career, from 1626 to 1660. He took easily to etching and the freedom of this technique was fundamental to his work. At first he used a style based on drawing, but soon moved to one based on painting. Towards the end of the 1630s, he moved to a simpler style, with fewer bitings. In the mature works of the 1650s, Rembrandt was more ready to improvise on the plate and large prints typically survive in several states, up to eleven, often radically changed. His prints have similar subjects to his paintings, although self-portraits are relatively more common, and portraits of other people less so. Many borrowings and influences in his work can be traced to artists as diverse as Mantegna, Raphael, Hercules Segers, and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione.



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6 Responses to “Rembrandt van Rijn”

  1. Brittany J. says:

    Various categories of Rembrandt’s work are available in this app. Categories that are available include: human studies, religious works, self portraits and landscapes. All offer something unique and beautiful. His sketches prove that his skills are not only with color but also with impeccable attention to detail and of technique. You’ll enjoy this app.

  2. Bruce L. says:

    If you’re a Remembrandt fan, this app is right for you. The app offers amazing categories and options, all which have an enticing air to them. The high quality images are absolutely brilliant and you will be inspired not only by the technique but also by the unique style that he has!

  3. Jessica W. says:

    This app will be enjoyable for any art lover. Remembrandt’s an impressive individual, his work styles varying but still capturing a breathtaking and unique stylistic experience. The app offers countless etchings, all equally impressive but distinctly unique. A great app for sure!

  4. Liz Q. says:

    What a great app! Images are high resolution for one’s Ipad/iphone and are so well organized, in accordance to logical themes. Through the high quality images, you can see the incredible detail in his work and recognize his genius! This app covers pretty much all the themes of Rembrandt. He looked into aspects like religion, landscapes, nudes, people and he has several self portraits.

  5. Patricia C. says:

    Through this app, you’ll recognizr that Rembrandt’s drawings were just as complex and beautiful as his paintings. Countless high resolution images, all full of detail, covering various categories and themes.. Overall, this app offers you a whole new way to see rare prints and drawings that we might be able to see only by going to Amsterdam in Rembrandt’s home.

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