Rembrandt van Rijn was one of the most versatile artists of the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. A master of painting, printmaking, and draftsmanship, Rembrandt explored myriad themes throughout his body of work, which come to life in the Delphi Classics Masters of Art digital volume devoted to the artist.
Born in Leiden in 1606, Rembrandt apprenticed as a young man among many of the artistic talents of the earlier generation, including Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburg, a devotee of Italian painting, as well as history painter Pieter Lastman. This blend of influences – the grandeur of history combined with the trends of Italian workshops – proved a lasting influence on Rembrandt who, though never leaving his native Dutch Republic, was able to respond to the artistic trends that were circulating the continent.
The result, from his masterful engravings after Biblical narratives to his striking and texturally rich painted portraits, was a body of work that in many regards defined the era. It is this artistic brilliance that takes center stage in this fantastic volume, The Complete Works of Rembrandt van Rijn.