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Rembrandt van Rijn
open and spreading
compact and depth
two bright masses of trees and the fence lift the eye towards the sky and the light comes from the left. one walks along the white fence towards the ridge and down again. An artist can learn composition and light by copying this masterpiece.
Reed pen and brown ink, with brown wash and opaque white; later additions in greyish-mauve wash; framing line in brown ink, h 171mm × w 255mm
Rembrandt drew this little house on the Spaarndammerdijk during one of his walks around Amsterdam. The drawing served as the starting point for the 1648 etching. There are a number of differences between the drawing and the print. The etching is much smaller, the trees have a completely different shape, and Rembrandt added various objects to it, such as a horse’s skull.
compare with the drawing
movement up and in the distance
calmness no movement, on the water
Landscape with Three Cottages along a Road, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1650
etching, h 162mm × w 203mm
As his career moved into its later phase, Rembrandt began to create more landscape etchings. In many cases, the location is easy to recognize. These cottages stood southwest of Amsterdam along the Schinkelweg. In fact, he was not overly concerned about topographical accuracy. The houses behind the first cottage are a rather free interpretation of the actual buildings.
exaggerated foreground creating
Depth and calmness without drama of grass
Te zien in zaal 2.8
panoramic open and spreading
the flatness is disrupted by the massive windmill and faint spires in the distance, beautifully presented skyline ad horizon
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