Special Sub-Topic: Rembrandt
|What was Rembrandt´s full name?|
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was his full name. RIJN means the river Rhine, Rembrandt´s family came from the area of Rhine.
|Which of the following lines contains only words connected with Rembrandt´s life?|
Baroque, Amsterdam, portrait, Leiden, Saskia. Rembrandt was a painter of BAROQUE period, born in LEIDEN, Netherlands, but he later moved to AMSTERDAM, where he also died. As subjects he took PORTRAITS, landscape, narrative paintings... SASKIA was his first wife, until she died of tuberculosis.
|Decide which of the following Rembrandt DID have.|
a collection of natural minerals. He kept buying very random things during the "shopaholic period" of his life. Among other weird objects he possessed also a collection of natural minerals or busts of Roman emperors.
|Which of the following would be true to say Rembrandt was?|
a shopaholic. As mentioned previously, at a certain period of his life Rembrandt really did become a shopaholic and kept buying all weird, random stuff.
|What´s the name of the technique often used by Rembrandt?|
chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro means clear tonal contrast. It originated during the Renaissance and became popular during the 16th century in Mannerism and Baroque art. (Torcello is an island in Italy, nothing to do with art.) :)
|Which painting is the earliest one?|
The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. "The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" was made in 1632 and now it´s housed in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands.
|Which of the following can NOT be seen in the painting "Nightwatch"?|
a mirror. Most of the men are wearing hats, some of them are holding weapons, there is even a man drumming, but there´s no mirror in the picture.
|How many people are there (both living and dead) in the painting "The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp?"?|
9. There´s the dead body, one person anatomizing and seven onlookers, so there are exactly nine persons in the painting.
|What word could be used to describe Rembrant´s "Danae"?|
naked. Far from being skinny, she´s is awake, alive and naked! "Danae" is Rembrandt's life-sized painting of the character from Greek mythology. The original model for the painting was Rembrandt´s wife Saskia, but later he changed the face to that of his mistress, Geertje Dircx.
|At what age did Rembrandt die?|
63 years. He died as 63 years old on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam.
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