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Rembrandt's Eyes (Allen Lane History) by Simon Schama
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Schama has been able to put into words what it is about a number of individual paintings that makes me respond to them with strong emotions. His analysis is at once insightful in terms of techniques used but also in terms of the effect gestures and body postures have. I have read other books on Rembrandt but Schama digs that little bit deeper into the chronicled events of Rembrandt's life the loves and tragedies he experienced. He illuminates the humanity of Rembrandt which we see in his self-portraits and attempts to answer questions I have had for a long time. Such has what prompted him to paint different self-portraits at different times of his life and the his relationship to the women… Read more