“Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses.”
Rembrandt Van Rijn
Published by Rebecca Budd
Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner
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18 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Rembrandt van Rijn”
What a great artist he was, Rebecca. Fabulous photo and such a very true quote.
Thank you, Adin! He was a gift to our world – a gift that keeps on giving! 🙂
What a marvelous Rembrandt quote. Thanks, Rebecca. He was such a brave painter to create all those honest self-portraits…wrinkles and all. ~Lori
This year, on my birthday I took this quote for my thought for this year!!!
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
― William Shakespeare
This is the best time of my life – enjoying every moment! And I am so glad that we are on the same pathway….
what a great combination of picture and quote. Rembrandt is for me light and darkness, well, the drama of light and darkness. I saw a lot of his paintings in the museums and was always taken by this drama.
A big HUGand greetings from the North Norfolk coast
Ah, my dear friend, how well said – “the drama of light and darkness.”
BTW, I saw those wonderful photos of your beaches on Dina’s blog! I could feel the wind through the cables; I closed my eyes and visualized being there….
Big hugs coming back from sunny Vancouver. I was out on the water taxi today. There is something about being near an ocean.
I took an art history course in college as an elective. Thank goodness for a friend’s prior notes as it was one of the hardest courses I ever took. But also one of the most memorable.
Oh Meme!! I can imagine how much work that course was. Art and history are difficult because the ideas are expansive and profoundly moving. And then there is the idea of time. It is not easy to cover decades, much less centuries within the duration of a course. Thanks so much for stopping by!! 🙂
My Rembrandt blog posts are at
(there are probably more, as I have not tagged many of my old blog posts yet).
I just visited your blog today!! A remarkable post for a remarkable man! Thank you so much for adding to this dialogue – this is what learning and sharing is all about!! 🙂
Thanks for your kind words!
Off topic: Congratulations!
I have nominated your blog for the WordPress Family Award.
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Oh Petre!!! You are a continual source of inspiration! Thank you, dear friend, for your nomination – you always give the very best of our community!
Thanks for your kind words! All the best for you, for this blog and your other blogs!
Thank you!! I value our connection! 🙂
to be a one name guy — that’s some accomplishment. Did he have his fame even then? Now days to be a one name star one merely leaks a racy home video.
I only say this because I was surprised to see his full name. I had not encountered it before.
He was very famous in his day. His life was extraordinary; he was prolific and innovative. Yet, in his later years, he experienced personal tragedy and financial hardships. His full name was Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
Now you have posted my most revered artisit. The Master! How I love him. Such humility and such genius~
I agree! He was a gift to our world!