Rembrandt Van Rijn’s Portrait of the Artist at His Easel is an oil on canvas painting completed in 1660. The painting features a self-portrait of the artist dressed in old clothes, portraying himself as a grand old master. This work showcases Rembrandt’s preference for tenebrism and uncompromising realism.
The painting has been exhibited at prestigious institutions around the world, including the Louvre in Paris. Its notoriety lies in its understanding and reflection of Rembrandt’s inner psyche through his own portrayal; as he depicts himself, it becomes clear that he holds nothing back- presenting himself to be fully flawed yet beautiful at the same time.