In His Space

The Mill by RembrandtSelf portrait, 1629

Rembrandt is 23 years old in this self-portrait at the Indianapolis Museum of Art [link]. Describe him. What do you know about him from viewing this painting? As you are before the actual work of art, you can experience the textures, the light, and the subtleties of the colors in ways that just cannot be captured online. Take in that experience.

Tell about it. Or, create your own self portrait using textures, light, colors. Send your submission to bes@liu.edu with the following in your subject line: “Rembrandt gallery: 1629 self portrait”