Rembrandt: The Early Years
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This collection represents a roughly chronological assortment of paintings from Rembrandt's early career (1625-1631, or what is often referred to as known as his Leiden period). Over these six years, Rembrandt transformed from a relatively conventional young artist, working largely within religious and allegorical tropes, to the master that we recognize today.
Notice how Rembrandt develops increasingly dramatic compositions as time progresses, and how his treatment of light and shadow becomes a defining characteristic of his work.
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