Dutch 🇳🇱 1606 - 1669
Rembrandt Van Rijn was a Dutch painter, printmaker, and draughtsman. He was one of the leading artists of the Dutch Golden Age, and he is credited with elevating etching to an art form. He painted a wide variety of subjects, from historical scenes to portraits to landscapes. His paintings show a masterful use of light and shadow, with a great attention to detail.
Rembrandt's artwork was inspired by many of the Italian masters, but he never actually left the Dutch Republic (now the Netherlands) his entire lifetime.
Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses.