Woman with a Pink (1630) by Rembrandt

Woman with a Pink - Rembrandt - 1630

Artwork Information

TitleWoman with a Pink
Dimensions92 x 75 cm
Art MovementBaroque

About Woman with a Pink

The artwork titled “Woman with a Pink,” created by the distinguished artist Rembrandt in 1630, embodies the Baroque art movement’s characteristics. With dimensions measuring 92 by 75 centimeters, this portrait genre piece captures the essence of the time with its dramatic expression and intricate detailing.

In the artwork, a woman is depicted gazing gently towards the viewer, exuding a sense of quiet poise and contemplation. She holds a pink flower, which is often symbolic of love and tenderness, suggesting a theme that may be personal or allegorical. The woman is dressed in attire that suggests a status of wealth or nobility, with rich, deep red tones and fine textiles that emphasize her elegance. Her hair is adorned with a string of pearls, further highlighting her refined status.

The mastery of Rembrandt is evident in the delicate play of light and shadow which animates the subject’s face and clothing, contributing to the life-like representation typical of Baroque portraiture. The detailed execution of the fabric’s texture, the soft rendering of the woman’s skin, and the precise depiction of the flower all showcase Rembrandt’s skill in conveying not just physical likeness but a deeper, perhaps emotional or psychological, connection to the subject. The background, subdued in color, serves to draw the viewer’s focus intimately closer to the figure and her composed demeanor.

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