Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Nightwatch and the Rijksmuseum

Our visit to the Rijksmuseum was an opportunity to view paintings by the great Dutch artist, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669. 

Self-Portrait as a Young Man by Rembrandt. 1628.

Self Portrait. 1659.

Jeremiah Lamenting Over the Destruction of Israel.1630.
The Prophetess Anna. 1631.
The Stone Bridge. 1638.

Portrait of Titus. 1658.

The Night Watch is a huge work. It measures 149in.x178in and has prominent placement in the museum. It's the most popular work of art in the Rijksmuseum. In addition, they have over twenty other
paintings by Rembrandt on display.

The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It is also known as The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch or The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq. 1642.


Joanie said...

Love the paintings!

The Prude said...

Oh boy. Good thing we don't need to choose a favorite. Sometimes it seems there is a spotlight on certain areas of the paintings.
I love 'The Prophetess Anna' but I love all of them.
I HAVE to remember to bring my Nightwatch story to Book Break!

Lori Lipsky said...

Joanie--I like them more, the more I look at them

Prude--I look forward to reading the Night Watch story.

Robin J. Steinweg said...

I like Titus. I like them all!

Lori Lipsky said...

Robin--Interesting you'd pick that one. It's my least favorite (we have different tastes, don't we), but I wanted to pay tribute to his family.
Did you know Titus was his son?