Rembrandt - Self Portrait, 1659Regular priceRs. 690 Sale price
Rembrandt's Self portrait is an iconic painting that is recognized around the world. This canvas print captures all the beauty and detail of the original masterpiece, making it a great decorative piece for any space. Whether you're looking to add some baroque art to your hotel or office or want to give your home a touch of class, this print is perfect for you. It is a great way to show off your love of art.
What's more, the premium-quality UV print on canvas means that this artwork will look great longer, as it hangs on your wall or is displayed on a shelf or mantlepiece. So why not add a touch of sophistication to your home today?
About the Original Painting
After learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting in his native Leiden, Rembrandt van Rijn went to Amsterdam in 1624 to study for six months with Pieter Lastman (1583–1633), a famous history painter. Upon completion of his training, Rembrandt returned to Leiden. Around 1632 he moved to Amsterdam, quickly establishing himself as the town’s leading artist. He received many commissions for portraits and attracted a number of students who came to learn his method of painting.
Rembrandt painted, drew, and etched so many self-portraits in his life that changes in his appearance invite us to gauge his moods by comparing one image to another. Such a biographical reading is encouraged by the way in which the artist confronts the viewer directly. Rembrandt painted this Baroque-Tenebrist-styled self-portrait in 1659 after he had suffered financial failure despite so many years of success. His spacious house on the Sint-Anthonisbreestraat and other possessions had been auctioned the previous year to satisfy his creditors. In this late work, the deep-set eyes that bore into those of the viewer seem to express inner strength and dignity.
In this 84.5cm x 66cm oil on canvas, the light that so effectively illuminates the head also accents Rembrandt’s left shoulder and, to a lesser extent, his broadly executed clasped hands. Rembrandt’s pose was inspired by Raphael’s famous portrait of Balthasar Castiglione, which had appeared in an auction in Amsterdam in 1639. Following Raphael’s prototype, Rembrandt used the pose, costume, and expression to present himself as a learned painter. (Source credit: Wikipedia; Google Arts & Culture)
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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