Aristotle With A Bust Of Homer 1653

Among The Met's most commended gems, this artistic creation passes on Rembrandt's contemplation on the importance of popularity. The richly clad Greek rationalist Aristotle (384–322 B.C.) rests his hand meditatively on a bust of Homer, the epic writer who had accomplished everlasting artistic status with his Iliad and Odyssey hundreds of years prior. Aristotle wears a gold emblem with a representation of his incredible student, Alexander the Great; maybe the rationalist is gauging his common accomplishment against Homer's ageless accomplishment. Even though the work has come to be viewed as quintessentially Dutch, it was painted for a Sicilian supporter at a minute when Rembrandt's mark style, with its dim palette and practically sculptural development of paint, was starting to drop out of design in Amsterdam.


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