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A wonderfully warm scarf with the equally warm colors of the Jewish Bride. Irma Boom, the well-known graphic designer of the Rijksmuseum, selected the six colors that determine the most important paintings in the collection. This 'color DNA' can be found on all kinds of expressions of the Rijksmuseum and now also on this pure wool men's scarf.
Rembrandt van Rijn
The Leiden painter and miller's son Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) has one of the most famous works from the Rijksmuseum to his name: The Night Watch. But in addition to this masterpiece, he has painted many other, now world-famous, works such as The Jewish Bride, De Staalmeesters and the Self Portrait as the Apostle Paul. Painter's Apprentice His parents had a different future in mind for him; after the Latin school they enrolled him in the university in 1620. But Rembrandt soon dropped out. He became a painter's apprentice with Jacob van Swanenburch in Leiden and then with Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam. Back in Leiden he established himself, with Jan Lievens, as an independent painter. At that time, Rembrandt painted many biblical scenes in a precise style with bright colours.
In 1631 he moved to Amsterdam, where he received many portrait commissions. Among his many pupils were Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck and Carel Fabritius. In Rembrandt's own work the light-dark contrast became increasingly stronger, the touch more relaxed, the compositions more dramatic. In addition to portraits, he painted many history pieces and made etchings and drawings. Debts Rembrandt married Saskia Uylenburgh in 1634. Their son Titus was born in 1641, Saskia died a year later. Rembrandt had a daughter with Hendrickje Stoffels in 1654. He already had high debts and had to sell his house and property. He died in 1669 and was buried in the Amsterdam Westerkerk.