Tuesday, March 10, 2020

"Chain Reaction"

9 x 12"
oil on panel

The astounding fact of Rembrandt's portrait Old Man with a Chain is that he painted it at the age of 25.  It was 1631 and he was honing his skills with classic portraits and, what is widely believed, used his father as the model and dressed him in a fancy coat with a plumed hat and an ornate, gold chain with a medallion.  I'll say it again.  Rembrandt painted this at the age of 25.

From the Art Institute of Chicago.

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