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Famous Rembrandt Paintings

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List of famous Rembrandt paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, Rembrandt has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular Rembrandt paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that Rembrandt created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Rembrandt paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.

List is made up of artwork like Guernica and Mona Lisa.

This list answers the questions, "What are the most famous Rembrandt paintings?" and "What are examples of Rembrandt paintings?"
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Andromeda Chained to the... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rembrandt Paintings
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Andromeda Chained to the Rocks was painted by Rembrandt in 1631, and is now in the Mauritshuis, in The Hague. Andromeda represents Rembrandt's first full length mythological female nude history painting and is taken from a story in Ovid's Metamorphoses. This story is about the daughter of an Ethiopian king who, as punishment for her mother's boasting, was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster that was tormenting the Ethiopian people. Many artists such as Titian have depicted this story by showing Andromeda, her rescuer Perseus, and the sea monster all in the same composition. In this work, Rembrandt shies away from classical conventions by showing her not as a glamorous beauty ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Rembrandt

Subject: Andromeda

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

Artemisia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rembrandt Paintings
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Artemisia Receiving Mausolus' Ashes is a painting by the Dutch master Rembrandt. It is housed in the Museo del Prado of Madrid, Spain. It is signed "REMBRANDT F: 1634". The subject of the picture is still unclear. It portrays a young woman, variously identified as Sophonisba or Artemisia, or a generic queen due to her jewels and rich garments, receiving a cup from a maiden. The cup would contain the ashes of Artemisia's husband, King Mausolus, or, in the case of Sophonisba, the poison which killed her. For the woman, Rembrandt probably used his wife Saskia as model. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Rembrandt

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

Bathsheba at Her Bath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rembrandt Paintings
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Bathsheba at Her Bath

Bathsheba at Her Bath is an oil painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt finished in 1654. A depiction that is both sensual and empathetic, it shows a moment from the Old Testament story in which King David sees Bathsheba bathing and, entranced, seduces and impregnates her. In order to marry Bathsheba and conceal his sin, David sends her husband into battle and orders his generals to abandon him, leaving him to certain death. While the scene of David spying on Bathsheba had been painted by earlier artists, Rembrandt's depiction differs in its tight pictorial focus and erotic vitality, achieved through broad, thick brushstrokes and vibrant coloration. The painting hangs in The Louvre; it is one ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Rembrandt

Art Form: Painting

Belshazzar's Feast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rembrandt Paintings
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Belshazzar's Feast is a painting by Rembrandt which can be found in the The National Gallery, London. The painting is an attempt to establish Rembrandt as a painter of large, baroque history paintings. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Rembrandt

Subject: Belshazzar

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting