Rembrandt (The Hidden Masters)
MasterWorks Press | 1984 | ISBN: 717270933 | English | 216 pages | PDF | 41 MB
Although the paintings of Rembrandt are today acknowledged as being among the masterpieces of European art, this is a relatively new appreciation of his work. During his lifetime, his work was consistently underrated when compared with that of Rubens; even in the nineteenth century, John Ruskin, the art critic, wrote, "It is the aim of the best painters to paint the noblest things they can see by sunlight. It was the aim of Rembrandt to paint the foulest things he could see- by rushlight.