Rembrandt was a Dutch baroque painter and etcher during the early half of the 17th century. He is the most well known Dutch artist and generally considered one of the greatest painters out of Europe during the Baroque period.
Man of Many Talents
Rembrandt came from a well to do family and started his artistic career painting portraits. He quickly became successful and began to do quite well for himself. Unfortunately his spending habits had a tendency to be even larger than his income so he was frequently in financial trouble.
Art from Tragedy
On the whole, Rembrandt’s life was a rather tragic one and his luck with both women and money was never very good. Regardless of his personal issues, Rembrandt could really paint & paint he did. His portfolio is prolific and the level of intricate detail in his work is sublime.
Although horses aren’t usually the star of his show, Rembrandt paints them with great personality & movement.
Rembrandt is only one of the greats who feature horses in various pieces of their artwork. If you liked these, be sure to check out the rest of the horses of the artistic masters.