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"Rembrandt" Metropolitan Museum of Art Tip by Tijavi

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City: 194 reviews and 382 photos


Of course, if there are Monets, there should be Rembrandts. This greatest of Dutch painters, during whose time Netherlands experienced its golden age of painting, is known for his self-portraits, as for his other paintings of other people, as well as Biblical scenes.

His paintings are known for the masterful rendering of the subject's emotions, as well as attention to to detail. Many scholars regard his self-portraits not as expressions of vanity, but rather a genuine and sincere survey of himself. Sounds profound to me. Why would a man paint so many self-portraits if he's not vain - or even narcissistic?

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Directions: Take 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue
Phone: 212-535-7710

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2012
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