Rembrandt (van Rijn) ( 1606-1669) Origin : Netherlands
Dutch baroque printmaker, painter and graphic artist. Born in Leiden, Rembrandt was one of the artistic geniuses of the West. He was a very active artist, and his work is multi-faceted. He left about 600 paintings and thousands of drawings and prints. Unlike his contemporaries, Rembrandt painted many different themes – portraits, religious and allegorical themes, landscapes, and genre paintings, among them images of the Jews who lived in the ghetto near his home. He showed complete control of color, light and shadow, the intricacies of expression and movement, and a deep understanding of humanity.
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Moses Smashing the Tables of the Law
Moses stands on a rocky surface, holding the Tablets, on which the Ten Commandments are written in Hebrew, above his head. His expression angry and disappointed, he lifts the Tablets and prepares to smash them on the ground.
Source: Exodus 32
| Portion: Ki Tissa
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
Date : 1659