Rembrandt’s House in Amsterdam

rembrandt-pigmentsrembrandt-etching-studioYou may have noticed I really like art.  That’s why I was so excited to visit Rembrandt’s home, now a museum, in Amsterdam.  Rembrandt lived and worked here in the mid-1600’s.  You can walk through the rooms which are chock-full of his art, props and furniture.  I watched a demonstration in his studio of how he made his own paints by grinding pigments (many earth-based) and adding oils.  There was also an interesting demo of the etching process he used to create his finely detailed prints.  In the lower photo you can see a reproduction of one of Rembrandt’s most famous etchings, “The Three Trees”.

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