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Rembrandt van Rijn painter of light
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Rembrandt (1606-69), the master of light and shadow, is the great artist of the Dutch school. In his Self-Portraits Rembrandts use of light is clearly to be seen. In the earliest portrait of 1928 light is more important then the face. In his many Self-Portraits Rembrandt uses his astonishing light from above.

Light is the focus of many Dutch artists. Painters as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jongkind, Dibbets etc. are famous for their use of light. The beautiful Dutch light influences the way many Dutch artists work. Awareness of light is the subject of my own work.
See Joost van Santen Daylight Art in Architecture.

Selfportraits in The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, Boston; National Gallery, London; Mauritshuis Den Haag; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.