Sunday, October 16, 2011
Rembrandt was a dutch painter whose primary focus/success dealt with portraits. This portrait is an example of a typical piece by Rembrandt done in 1634. What caught my attention from this artist is that on many sites about him, the authors all wrote the same thing... that his self portraits were "unique in that he surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity." I think that this relates directly to what we are currently doing, as we begin our own self-portraits, and it's an interesting technique to look at ourselves without vanity, and focus on what others actually see rather than what we'd like ourselves to portray.