The artwork ‘Self-Portrait‘ by Rembrandt, conserved in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, comes to life in real size (80.3 x 67.3 cm) in our living room, through the augmented reality app: Artinside Museum, available on the App Store.
The masterpiece is included in Artinside Museum’s second collection, called Portraits. It is displayed in the fourth room dedicated to self-portraits, from Rembrandt to Mengs.
Portraits, in Artinside Museum
Eyes, mouths, gazes tell the story of characters now disappeared. The portraits are expression of the historical moment, the canons of beauty and the evolution of figurative languages. In Artinside Museum you can admire fifteen portraits from the 15th to the 20th century, and ten self-portraits of famous painters, from the 17th to the 20th century.
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‘Self-Portrait’ by Rembrandt
Rembrandt depicted himself when he was 54 years old, and the signs of aging appear on his face. He painted himself many times. Studying and recording his own image, Rembrandt has produced approximately 50 self-portraits. In his youthful self-portraits he was interested capturing only facial expressions, later he concentrated on exploring the whole figure in its different poses, dressing historical or fancy costumes.
It is signed and dated (lower right): Rembrandt / f.1660.
The artworks is conserved at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
(Leiden 1606- Amsterdam 1669)
One of the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century. Son of a miller, Rembrandt soon devoted himself to art. He is known for his technical skills, and for his research of intimate truth, far from the artistic conventions of the sense of decorum. He created his own unique painting style, and he is known for his atmospheric use of light and shade. He painted everything, from nudes to landscapes, biblical scenes and self portraits.
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