Rembrandt’s artist quotes by the Dutch painter on paintg art + quotes about him, by contemporaries - art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers
We don’t have many artist-quotes of Rembrandt himself: c 12 quotes - which you find here in the PDF (transl. Anne Porcelijn). Happily we do have a lot of quotes about Rembrandt as painter and teacher in art, by his contemporaries like his former pupils, colleague-painters, citizens of Amsterdam, family, etc. You will find them here in this PDF too!
Unlike most Dutch masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt’s works depict a wide range of style and subject matter. From portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, genre scenes, allegorical and historical scenes, biblical and mythological themes - in his paintings, drawings and etchings. The characteristic light and dark of Rembrandt became most important in his late art.
Some selected artist-quotes of Rembrandt - as short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF:
’My (dear) Sir: Let me first offer my kind regards… …(the picture) will show to (the) best advantage in His Excellency’s gallery, since there it will be (showed) in bright light.’ - quote of Rembrandt, in his letter to Constantijn Huygens, Febr. 1636
’in these two paintings (his ‘Entombment of Christ’ and the arising Christ) the greatest and most natural movement has been expressed (and rendered), which is also the main reason why they have taken so long to execute.’. - Rembrandt’s quote, in his letter to Constantijn Huygens, Febr. 1636
’Try to put well in practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will in good time, discover the hidden things which you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know’ - quote of Rembrandt, recorded by his former pupil Van Hoogstraten in 1671
links for selected art-resources on Rembrandt:
- biographical notes on the life of Rembrandt, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt
- artist-quotes of ànd about Rembrandt, on Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rembrandt
- images of the painting art of Rembrandt, website Rijksmuseum: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/rijksstudio/kunstenaars/rembrandt-van-rijn
editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]