Synopsis by Sally Barber
Rembrandt: His Life, His Times, His Work provides a personal glimpse into the life of the 17th century baroque painter, Rembrandt Van Rijn. Known for his exquisite brushwork and use of rich colors created from secret formulas he personally developed, the artist's subjects took profound character. In his own age, Rembrandt was the most popular portrait artist in Amsterdam. This film delves into the great master's early family life, education, marriage, work, and last days. By drawing upon the artist's own paintings, his story unfolds and at the same time reveals the true significance of the master's contributions to Western art.