Rembrandt Self Portrait Analysis

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1. Rembrandt Self Portrait with a Wide-Brimmed Hat 1632 In the Baroque period, artists started to depict themselves as the main subject matter more often. Rembrandt had painted a lot of self-portraits in his entire life. In his self-portrait did in 1632, Rembrandt is the focus and he is dressed fashionably. Like most of the self-portraits in Baroque, he only painted his upper body so his face can be seen clearly. At the age of 26, Rembrandt showed a sense of youth and pride in his gaze. The painting is done in a realistic way which the details of clothing can be seen clearly. Back in the time when camera did not exist, painting is the only way to capture the world in graphics. Self-portrait is the record of a person’s physical appearance. At that period, self-portrait was not only appreciated as art but also a record of the people and the society. 2. Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear 1889 At the 19th century, the invention of camera has provided an easier and faster way to keep records. The function of realistic painting had been replaced.…show more content…
Under her brushstrokes, raw emotions are shown in the portrait. In Beyond Grief, Busschers showed her fragile and delicate side. There are tears in her eyes and blood vessels on her face. From her gaze, viewers can feel her sadness. She seems to have just gone through an emotional break down but at the same time she looks peaceful. Looking into her eyes, she is like staring at something far away, something that she cannot reach. The painting is painted realistically yet different from the style of Baroque. Busschers’s work is so real in a way that it can trigger viewers’ emotions. Through her self-portrait, viewers can feel a sense of connection with the artist and have their own interpretation on the story behind each

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