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Title: The Art of Rembrandt


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The Art of Rembrandt
1606-1669
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Objective
  • To scientifically measure Rembrandts palette
  • To find patterns throughout his lifetime
  • To comment on the life of a great artist

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What We Did. . .
  • scan Rembrandts paintings
  • write a computer program to measure
    red/green/blue (RGB) values for each pixel in
    Rembrandts paintings
  • write a computer program to convert the levels of
    RGB to hue/ saturation/value (HSV)

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the early years. . .
  • The Baroque Period
  • The later period of the Renaissance (1600-1750)
  • Dynamic look
  • Use of strong diagonals
  • Clashing light and shadows
  • Rembrandt
  • Early years of happiness
  • Saskia
  • Relative success

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the early years. . .
  • Tobit and Anna 1626

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the early years. . .
  • First Self-Portrait 1929

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the early years. . .
  • Self Portrait in an Oriental Costume with a Dog
  • 1631

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the early years. . .
  • Anatomy Lesson
  • with Dr. Tulp
  • 1632

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the early years. . .
  • Self Portrait with Saskia
  • 1635

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the transition
  • Known as transitional years
  • 1640-1648
  • Some interesting effects
  • Winter Scene
  • Christ at Emmaus
  • Very end of transition
  • Softness
  • Subtler effects
  • Less contrast in value
  • Less saturation

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the transition. . .
  • Winter Scene
  • 1646

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the transition
  • Christ at
  • Emmaus
  • 1648

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the later years. . .
  • the next phase
  • Movement towards classicism
  • Maturity
  • Appreciation of subtleties
  • Never fully classical
  • Softer
  • Inner turbulence
  • Inner calm

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the later years. . .
  • Self Portrait
  • 1650

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the later years. . .
  • Self Portrait
  • 1652

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the later years. . .
  • The Polish Rider
  • 1655

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the later years. . .
  • A Late Self-Portrait
  • 1656

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the later years. . .
  • The Prodigal Son
  • 1669

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Results
  • Baroque
  • Dramatic darks/lights
  • Two peaks in value
  • Brilliance
  • Higher mean saturation
  • Transition
  • Interesting effects
  • Classicism
  • Integrated darks/lights
  • Dark peak in value
  • Subtle color
  • Lower saturation

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Results
  • Consistencies
  • Warm paintings
  • Small range of hues
  • concentration around red
  • Violet/blue outliers
  • Low saturation
  • Subtleties in color
  • Generally below 60
  • Smooth value curve
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