Brustbild eines Mannes in orientalischem Kostüm
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn) (1606-1669)

Brustbild eines Mannes in orientalischem Kostüm,

1633
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
85,8 x 63,8 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
421
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn), Brustbild eines Mannes in orientalischem Kostüm, 1633, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2QE14Xq (Last updated on 28.06.2022)
Paintings of individual figures in Holland in the seventeenth century that were neither portraits nor history paintings are called tronies (heads, faces, grimaces). The emphasis is on the virtuoso depiction of exotic characters and their accoutrements. With great artifice, Rembrandt characterises the various textiles and metallic surfaces. Such are the lengths of cloth wound into the turban, captured in just a few long, fluid brushstrokes that thicken to form a pastose relief above the temples.

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