Rembrandt’s Mother Reading (c. 1629). Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch painter and engraver, 1606-1669). Wilton House, Wiltshire, England. “Of all the Baroque masters, it was Rembrandt who evolved the most revolutionary technique and who seemed to grow into the Italians’ spiritual heir. By the middle of the 1630s he had long since abandoned conventional Dutch smoothness and his surfaces were already caked with more paint than was strictly necessary to present an illusion.”
"The Man With the Golden Helmet," Berlin's most famous painting and for centuries believed to be a #Rembrandt masterpiece, is the work of an unknown artist, an art historian says. Jan Kelch, a West Berlin-based art historian and specialist on Dutch paintings, said that the 20x26 1/2-inch portrait was probably painted in 1650 by one of the Dutch master's students.