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Twenty-Four Rembrandt's Paintings (Collection) for Kids Kindle Edition
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How would you like a name like Harmenszoon Van Rijn Rembrandt? No wonder he is almost always referred to as plain REMBRANDT! But in the Netherlands long names were common. He grew up in a large household, being the ninth child in a well-to-do family. I wonder how that would influence his art? That’s a subject that children can consider—how does one’s family encourage or discourage art?
Religion was another fervent influence in the family. His mother was a Roman Catholic and his father of Dutch Reformed faith. Thus Rembrandt’s works reveals his deep Christian faith. Rembrandt painted many portraits of people in his land, including self-portraits. He portrayed his subjects realistically, no vanity or disguising faults.
Depending on your young observers, you might have them react to the first painting, a self-portrait. Would you like this fellow for a father or grandfather? Do you think he’s a pleasant man? Spend a minute or so on all the portraits in this collection and see the similarities or differences.
How does Painting #4 strike you, “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee?” Is it a frightening scene? Who is in the boat? What other paintings have their inspiration in the Bible stories? Then we have the mythology paintings – such as “The Abduction of Europa." Does this look real to you? Why or why not? Since this artist painted much of common life of the time, what can you learn about that time and people?
As usual in this series of books, you have to consult other sources for information about the artist and his paintings. It's worth the research.
I was lucky enough to see the first self-portrait in this collection (a few years ago) and was struck by the inner glow that emanated from the painting. These photos capture the luminescence of the originals. Beautiful!
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