SO THERE WAS THIS GUY WHO YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF AND HE WAS ALSO A PAINTER ARTIST GUY
Aaaa it’s just like that one time when we all the artists this is fun
EXCEPT HE WASN’T A RENNASANCE GUY. AND HE ALSO WASN’T A BAROQUE ARTIST. WHICH WE WILL TALK ABOUT LATER.
so his full name was
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
now i dont know about you guys but that is the best name ever
SO HE WAS FROM HOLLAND. AND WAS ALSO A PROTESTANT WE THINK. AND HE SPOKE LATIN unlike his other brothers and sisters because they weren’t as smart as he was whoops
and he also dropped out of university
well this is awkward.
SO HIS PARENTS WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH HIM BUT THEY WERE STILL LIKE “KAY”
also he really liked to paint himself
he really liked to paint himself
he really liked to paint himself
NOW THIS PROBABLY WAS NOT DUE TO BEING LIKE “I’M AWESOME” HE WAS JUST THE MOST READILY AVAILABLE SUBJECT
LIKE. HE WAS ACTUALLY REALLY SHY AND QUIET. SO.
HE ALSO LIKED TO PAINT HIS SISTER. AND HIS MOTHER. AND HIS WIFE. AND HIS WIFE NUMBER 2.
Well I guess that one didn’t work out.
SO LET’S TALK ABOUT BAROQUE ART.
originally baroque was kinda an insult. because they were like “uh guys you can’t beat michelangelo and leonardo and ~raphael~”
but then they were like “pfft uh yeah”
anyway lets look at some baroque stuff
check out this statue.
anyway baroque was a really different kind of art like it was really elaborate and pretty and stuff
well not pretty necessarily, but it was just. yeah. and kinda over the top. yep.
so also you guys remember the catholics
WELL NOBODY READ LATIN SO THEY COULDN’T READ THE BIBLE. SO THE CATHOLICS JUST PAINTED IT. PAINTED. LIKE. THE BIBLE. which worked apparently ok
anyway baroque was so popular it’s just kind of gained a new meaning as a word like anything really big and extravagant is called baroque now
SO ANYWAY. REMBRANDT. He was in the Netherlands, which was kinda into the whole religious freedom thing. But the area he was in was mostly Protestant. So the art there was a little different since it wasn’t being totally pushed by the Catholic Church.
which makes sense. so e wasn’t really following that style totally since he didn’t have to???
ANYWAY. REMBRANDT WAS THE MOST FAMOUS ARTIST THAT DIDN’T ROLL WITH THE BAROQUE STUFF
basically he was a hipster
but we’ll get to that later
ANYWAY. HE LIKED TO PAINT REALISTIC PORTRAITS. AND DRAWINGS. AND SHTUFF.
SO HE MOVED TO AMSTERDAM. THEN HE MOVED BACK TO LEIDEN. HIS HOME. and he was kinda his own boss yep
anyway he used a lot of light stuff. light up front and like black in the back. he was pretty cool. people liked him sorta.
THEN HE MOVED BACK TO AMSTERDAM.
people liked paintings there. he was doing pretty well.
they liked to be painted
while they dissected people
YOU SEE LOOK TA-DA THIS IS A REALLY FAMOUS ONE HERE CALLED THE ANATOMY LESSON OF DOCTOR NICOLAES TULP.
so this picture everyone really liked it like everyone i dont even know
ANYWAY HE WAS ANNOYED WITH PEOPLE SOMETIMES
because there were lots of rich people who liked to be painted ALL STUCK UP LOOKING but remmy didn’t really like that
AND THEN HE GOT TO PAINT SOME BIBLE STUFF
so anyway he met this chick
her name was saskia
well call her sass because i can
AND THEY FELL IN LOVE~
so then they were gon get married
AND THEN THEY DID.
And after they got married he just painted her all the time
and also their baby
and people were like “uh this isnt baroque bro”
well apparently he just didn’t care cause he went on painting her
AND HE WAS RICH ALSO. MAYBE THAT IS WHY HE DIDN’T CARE.
because this is getting too happy, let’s talk about how his three kids died
so he had three kids
and they died
this affected him but i dont really know why huh
and then he moved out of his house! To a different part of town!
AND HE WAS SURROUNDED BY JEWS.
anyway he was p cool and wasn’t like “ew jews” but more like “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF”
anyway guess what
he painted them
because they lived next to him
REMMY CAN YOU NOT GET ANYONE ELSE BESIDES YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY
also by the way
his wife died :D
so basically he was really really sad all the time and nobody liked to hang around him
anyway so he got commissioned to do this really big painting
and it was pretty baroque but remmy was still like “no i’m not into baroque i promise”
AND THEN HE FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS OTHER CHICK NAMED...
we’ll name her hen
i like that name
SO SHE WAS HIS MAID.
also she was a ginger
BUT! REMMY WAS GETTING POOR.
because he couldn’t money.
SO HE GOT IN DEBT
remmy no that’s not how you money right
HE STARTED BORROWING MONEY FROM FRIENDS WHICH HE NEVER REPAID
STUPID STUPID DUMB STUPID
anyway remmy painted his kids a lot too
and then his other wife died
he never really got over it
then his son died
people kinda forgot about him
he painted 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 1,400 drawings.
and then nobody really came to his funeral.