from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling the manner or style of the great Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt (died 1669); specifically, in art, characterized by the studied contrast of high lights and deep shadows, with suitable treatment of chiaroscuro.
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- adj. in the manner of Rembrandt
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The windmill, towering its conical roof and rusty weather-vane a little distance off, and stretching out its gray skeleton arms as if to creak more freely in the sweep of gales from the river, was one of those rembrandtesque relics which prove so picturesquely that Time is an artist inimitable by man.
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