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Torres 1 Delia M. Torres St. Bartholomew Timken Museum Art 259 March 25, 2008
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Torres 2 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn- St. Bartholomew Here we have a portrait painting by Rembrandt Harmenzoon van Rijn (1606- 1669). This is St. Bartholomew, 1656, located in the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego California. It is an oil painting on canvas. Although it is located in California Rembrandt is from the Netherlands and that is the location in which this piece was originally painted. Rembrandt is considered the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century . He is said to have finished roughly 650 painting by the time of his death. Rembrandt was also a proficient engraver, doing 300 of them, and made many drawings. His contributions to art came in a period is call the Dutch Golden Age (roughly equal to the 17th century), in which Dutch culture, science, commerce, world power and political influence reached their heights. This work was one of a series of portrait paintings of the Apostles of Jesus done by Rembrandt. However, there is much controversy surrounding this painting in particular. I have attached a copy of another portrait of St. Bartholomew done by Rembrandt as well. St. Bartholomew comes from the Aramaic word bar meaning son of Tolmany or son of the furrows martyrdom. Of both works of St. Bartholomew, the differences are very clear. This work seems as though it may be in action while the other is simply a posed portrait as were the rest of the series
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