Artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, mostly known by his first name, was a Dutch Baroque artist. The painting is a reinterpretation of Rembrandt's self-portrait from 1660 (age 45 at the time). The original is on display at the MET in New York.
The painting pays homage to the legendary artist Rembrandt, capturing his reflective and introverted nature. The deep, crimson tones in the reinterpretation are reminiscent of the red chalk that Rembrandt often used in his own self-portraits. This choice of color gives the work an additional layer of meaning as it was a material Rembrandt used frequently to depict his own inner struggles and doubts.
The intense colors of the painting reflect Rembrandt's turbulent personal life, which was marked by financial difficulties and the loss of loved ones. Despite everything, Rembrandt created some of the most important works in art history.
Dimensions: 120 x 100 cm
Material: Portrait on canvas. Painted with acrylic paint, spray paint and gold leaf.