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12 (1 Dozen OF The Same Design)Postcard The Mill Rembrandt Harm
12 (1 Dozen OF The Same Design)Postcard The Mill Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
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The Mill is one of those few paintings that are significant not only because they are beautiful but also because they have profoundly influenced the history of taste. As part of important 18th– and 19th–century collections, The Mill was well known to connoisseurs and artists who valued it as one of Rembrandt's greatest creations. The romantic aura of the scene, with the dramatic silhouette of the mill seen against the stormy sky, captured their imagination. Many stories and myths circulated about the painting, among them that this was a picture of Rembrandt's father's mill. Others saw the dark, threatening sky as a foreshadowing of Rembrandt's severe financial difficulties of the mid–1650s.
While we may find such interpretations unfounded today, particularly after the painting's blue sky was revealed during restoration in the 1970s, the painting still speaks to us as a powerfully expressive work. Rembrandt evokes a feeling of the forces of nature in the dramatic confrontation of the iconic mill, so central to the Dutch way of life, against the sweep of the sky. At the same time, the figures within the landscape give it a human element that we can respond to on a personal basis.
This postcard has a border Postcard size 4 x 6