Rembrandt - Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653Regular priceRs. 490 Sale price
Bring some renaissance flair to your living space with this canvas print of an original Rembrandt. Featuring the iconic artist's distinctive style, this wall art is a great way to inject some culture into your home. Perfect for hotels, restaurants, and other public spaces, this decorative print will add a touch of class to any setting.
Our Giclee prints are representations that are as close to the unedited original as possible, giving you a look into art history that's second to none, ensuring that your purchase is an authentic piece of art and not some modern, touched-up rip-off.
About the Original Painting:
Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, also known as Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer, is an oil-on-canvas painting by Rembrandt. It was painted in 1653 as a commission from Sicilian nobleman Don Antonio Ruffo and sent from Amsterdam to his palace in Messina during the summer of 1654. Later Ruffo also ordered companion paintings from Rembrandt. They are 'the Alexander the Great' of 1661 (now lost) and 'the fragmentary Homer.'
Aristotle, world-weary, looks at the bust of blind, humble Homer, on which he rests one of his hands. This has variously been interpreted as the man of sound, methodical science deferring to Art, or as the wealthy and famous philosopher, wearing the jeweled belt given to him by Alexander the Great, envying the life of the poor blind bard. It has also been suggested that this is Rembrandt's commentary on the power of portraiture.
The interpretation of methodical science deferring to art is discussed at length in Rembrandt's Aristotle and Other Rembrandt Studies. The author notes that Aristotle's right hand (traditionally the favored hand), which rests on the bust of Homer, is both higher and painted in lighter shades than the left hand on the gold chain given to him by Alexander.
The painting was purchased in 1961 for $2.3 million by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. At the time this was the highest amount ever paid for any picture at public or private sale. (Source credit: WikiArt; Wikipedia)
You are investing in a fully-assembled, ready-to-hang art frame with gallery-quality print on premium quality canvas. We even provide screws for installation!
MEDIA — PAPER:
High-definition digital print on 180gsm Semi-glossed ArtCard.
Available for sizes - XS, S, M
MEDIA — VINYL:
High-definition digital print on Semi-glossed 150gsm Self-adhesive Vinyl.
Available for sizes - L, XL, XXL, T, W
MEDIA — CANVAS:
Our canvas prints are made with only the highest quality looms to ensure that you receive a product as close to the original painting as possible.
A dense 250gsm cotton-polyester blended canvas has a more delicate mesh texture that helps highlight the original art's printed stroke details, as opposed to a popularly touted thicker 390gsm with deeper woven textures that drown out natural art strokes — thicker isn't always better.
The cotton-polyester blend (popularly used for Giclee printing) maintains the longevity of the art print due to ink absorption by cotton and the robustness of colours on adhesion to the polyester surface.
Every frame is customised and carefully assembled by skilled craftsmen who ensure quality, right down to the stretcher bars that reinforce it.
Our giclee prints are stretched over a frame of seasoned pine wood stretcher bars — a construction that prevents warping or bending and will last for years.
The Giclee is printed using the best fade-resistant, archival-quality inks with UV technology, ensuring that your print will stay vivid and bright for years.
While we strive for a high degree of image and colour accuracy, minor colour/hue differences may be visible (i.e. prints may be darker, lighter or muted). There may be a minor hue or tone difference between the printed image and how it may appear on your screen. This is because electronic devices and smart-gadget screens are manufactured to enhance colour, which cannot be replicated on print media.
You may notice cracks or faded portions in the art prints (in patches or overall), which are part of the original preserved paintings. All image representations of Empyrean Art Gallery are printed as is and are as close to the original unedited version of the original art as possible to give you the most authentic piece of art. We do not alter the artwork in any way except in the printer settings to maintain colour accuracy.
Please note: the images shown here are not to scale.
Your painting/canvas print's original vibrant look and feel can be maintained for years to come with some care.
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