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Description of the painting by Rembrandt “Three Trees”

Description of the painting by Rembrandt “Three Trees”



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The greatest master of etching and painting in his plots combined his observations and put them into sketches. He observed the plain landscapes in his homeland in Holland; they were a familiar and favorite type of image of nature. Rembrandt’s genre and nature scenes revolutionized art, rejecting the parade and static.

"Three trees" - a famous landscape engraving conveys the dynamic state of nature. This etching features a plot unusual for the artist. It depicts nature in a stormy state during a thunderstorm.

These signs are indicated by a straight-line hatching, skillfully depicting a downpour, the left side of the sheet has a darker rendering, which conveys the feeling of lack of the sun, which was hidden behind the clouds, and thunderclouds swirl low. In a tone on the blackboard, the artist draws the impression of a couple from the ground. In etching, a rich play of light and shadow, rhythm and smoothness of nature took place.

The image is dominated by three trees that bend in a gust of wind. According to some studies, trees are grotesque - an interpretation of three crosses and a symbol of the variability of the world.

The painting shows the towers of the city, it is enlivened by the presence of people and pets. A flock of birds flies away from a thunderstorm. There is a fisherman on the shore, and on the hill next to the cart the artist is located. A couple of lovers took refuge in the dense thickets.

This is the largest landscape etching of Rembrandt. It has the finest nuance, rhythm, mobility and variety of stroke.





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