Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.
"Nós não inventamos nada. Quando estamos a fazer um livro estamos a falar de nós mesmos. É você que está no livro, através daquelas vozes. Ou melhor, é apenas uma voz." ~ António Lobo Antunes, Tabu\Sol | Rembrandt van Rijn, Rembrandt’s Mother Reading, 1629
The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1640 - 1642. Rembrandt painted The Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq between 1640 and 1642. This picture was called the Nachtwacht by the Dutch and the Night Watch by Sir Joshua Reynolds.