Geertje is his housekeeper and ultimately secret keeper for there are many secrets in that house and within the man himself that no -one not even those closest to him can break. For when Hendrickje, a girl from a strict Calvinist family comes to work there, she sees the sexual relationship develop between Rembrandt and Geertje. Shocked and excited by what she sees, she is drawn to the man herself and soon she will discover if her involvement with him will be her downfall or her salvation.
The painting has not been restored sinceafter a visitor hacked at it with a breadknife, defacing a 7-foot-wide section, and successfully tearing off a piece of the canvas. Conservators were able to patch the painting back together, but some areas where they worked have started to yellow. Additionally, a dog represented in the corner of the work has faded to a ghostly white, for reasons that are not entirely clear.
Etching on laid paper, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC.
In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. An intense psychological study of people, objects, and their surroundings coupled with an earnest Christian devotion fueled Rembrandt's life and work. Incredibly gifted as an artist from a very young age, he became a master of portraits of all types, historical, biblical, and mythological scenes, as well as simple, charming but dramatic landscapes.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn — is one of the most famous   and best expertly researched visual artists in history. His life and art have long attracted the attention of multidisciplinary scholarship such as art historysocial historycultural historyhistory of ideaseducationhumanitiesaestheticsphilosophypsychologysociologyliterary studiesanatomymedicinereligious studiestheologyJewish studies Oriental studies Asian studies globalization studies  and art market research. In Rembrandt scholar Stephanie Dickey's words:.
The below artworks are the most important by Rembrandt van Rijn - that both overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist. Tulp who is facilitating an anatomy lesson. He completely commands the right side of the painting, demonstrating on a male cadaver.
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It depicts a myth about a woman by the name of Lucretia who lived during the ancient Roman eras. She committed suicide to defend her honor from being raped by an Etruscan king's son. She is known as a heroine to the Romans for her self sacrifice.