Abstract Details in Rembrandt’s Work

Perhaps the most notable artist of the Dutch Golden Age of painting was Rembrandt van Rijn. His skill in capturing the details of faces gave his portraits a liveliness that was subtle and engaging. His works convey a sense of paused … Continue reading

High Contrast

During the Renaissance, many artists began exploring the effects that they could achieve by using high contrast in their works. It began as a way of giving a greater sense of volume to objects. By increasing the sense of shadows … Continue reading