Rembrandtesque love


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  • adj. Resembling or similar to the effects and/or techniques of Rembrandt van Rijn, especially in chiaroscuro.


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Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, (1609-69).


  • “Baptism of Vajk” uses Rembrandtesque lighting and a lot of variety of paint texture.

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  • The Rembrandtesque qualities of Lievens's brooding nocturnal scenes, character studies, fancy-dress exotica, and superb prints are undeniable, but current scholarship suggests that it was Lievens, not Rembrandt, who originated them.

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  • The two portraits of himself with his black cocker spaniel, both of 1842, are still overtly Rembrandtesque: in the first he presents himself as cultivated and slightly aloof; in the second, he looks positively princely, and so in a sense he was.

    The Born Rebel Artist

  • He turned upon the cool shadows within, and amidst spots and blurs of colour regarded the giant child amidst that Rembrandtesque gloom, naked except for a swathing of flannel, seated upon a huge truss of straw and playing with its toes.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • In the rich brown atmosphere peculiar to back rooms in the mansion of a Forsyte, the Rembrandtesque effect of his great head, with its white hair, against the cushion of his high-backed seat, was spoiled by the moustache, which imparted a somewhat military look to his face.

    The Man of Property

  • Like a livid plume, it spat and hissed above the heads of a knot of men in the chasm, its vigorous smoke trail mingling with the other vapours, making Rembrandtesque clouds above them.

    The Tiger in the Smoke

  • The dead face was turned up to the light, Rembrandtesque, coming through the door.

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  • Great stars hang low in the sombre sky, and the open interiors of Malay huts, aglow with lamp or torchlight, produce Rembrandtesque effects, revealing brown inmates cooking or eating their "evening rice."

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • The drawing is remarkable in its feeling for the Rembrandtesque style.

    John Baptist Jackson 18th-Century Master of the Color Woodcut

  • From the mantelshelf the lamp emitted its feeble rays, dimly lighting the lonely chamber, and holding, as with uncertain hand, the shadows which crowded and cowered in the distant corners and recesses of the room, and throwing into Rembrandtesque the pallid face of the wakeful mother, and the flushed and fevered face of the slumbering child.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)


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