Project LV One – Day 301 – Rembrandt’s Nose

Rembrandt Portrait of a Poet

If you ever have the opportunity to see Rembrandt’s portraits in close proximity you will notice that many of them, whilst formally being of someone else, end up having a strange resemblance to the great man himself.  I don’t believe that this is a particularly new revelation but as with many things Rembrandt it always come back to the nose.

This morning in my art class we had to chose a portrait to copy/work on and I choose a portrait from Rembrandt’s later period and after around two hours work this was the result.  This is little more than the first stab at the painting but I think it is travelling in the correct direction – there is an awful long way for it to go before it would be considered finished.  However, art classes have time limits and this was the best I could do in the time.




About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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