Rembrandt - Landscape with the Good SamaritanRegular priceRs. 2,299 Sale priceRs. 2,669
Express your unique sense of style with this rustic Rembrandt art print. The abstract renaissance look with warm tones and textures, give the masterpiece a subtle and sophisticated look. This print is perfect for adding personality to any space, from hotels and restaurants to offices and bedrooms. With the right frame, it’s a great way to add some character to your décor!
About the Original Painting:
"Landscape with the Good Samaritan" of 1638 is one of few known, preserved, single oil landscapes by Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as one of the most valuable works of European art in Polish collections. The artist reached Christ's parable described in the Gospel of Luke.
In the foreground on the right, on the road by the edge of the forest, we can see the good Samaritan, placing a wounded half-naked man on a horse. They are being watched by a scared woman and man, embracing each other, who probably had witnessed the attack. The group of solid oaks in the foreground, below which we can see a hunter and a boy hunting birds, divides the painting into two parts. On the left, there is a sun-lit vast plain, closed with remote hills with an oriental town and Dutch windmills on the walls (most likely the Biblical Jericho). At the turn of the road behind the waterfall, we can identify two small figures of the priest and Levite, as well as the rich man's carriage with four white horses, that indifferently passed the man in need.
However, the main theme of the painting is not the landscape, but rather love and mercy between fellow men. Rembrandt not only showed a Biblical episode against the background of the landscape, but he also closely connected it to this landscape, and the changes in nature reflect what is going on in the human world. Wind disperses dark stormy clouds, showing a blue sky. Storm and darkness, symbols of evil, disappear, and the plain is lit by the first rays of the sun, symbolizing the good. It is similar to the human world - indifference and insensibility to the other person were overcome by a merciful act of the good Samaritan. The painting features both Biblical elements (the figures of the priest and Levite, oriental town, palm at the edge of the forest), as well as the elements of Dutch 17th-century reality (windmills on the town walls, the carriage). In this way, the artist emphasized the durability of the Biblical message about love and mercy, whose role was stressed by Christ's preaching and which constitutes the nature of humanity until today.
The composition of the painting is divided into two parts. On the right, we can see the oaks, under which the action of the title parable from the gospel of St. Luke takes place. On the further planes of the picture, we can see a carriage moving towards the bridge and small windmills. The artist also showed a raging storm. The swirling dark clouds have been rendered with a range of dark grey and cold blue. There is no doubt that Rembrandt's drama of nature goes hand in hand with the parable, being a metaphor for the timeless fight of good against evil.
Landscape with the Good Samaritan is a great Baroque painting, where the dramatic character of the situation is emphasized by strong contrasts of light and shadow, and whose texture is also rich and diverse.
The painting was bought in Paris by a French painter Jan Piotr Norblin in 1774 and brought by him to Poland, where the artist had come at the invitation of the Czartoryski family. Around 1813 it got to their collection at the Gothic House in Puławy.
(Source credit: Google Arts & Culture, The National Museum in Krakow)
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