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  • Yes, a great artist and I like his art

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  • Yes, a great artist but I don't like his art

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  • No, a weak artist but I do like his art

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  • No, a weak artist and I dislike/hate his art

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  • I am indifferent

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  • I don't know his art well enough to decide

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  • I have not heard of Rembrandt before

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  • Rembrandt is as good as any other artist in history

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    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is one of the great masters of Dutch painting. He is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history.

    Do you think he is a great artist? Do you like his paintings?

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    Not a particular favourite of mine, as I tend to prefer the impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism styles.

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    Rembrandt is one of my favorite painters. His style effectively spanned hundreds of years from traditional, albeit in his own signatory style when he was a successful artist as seen above, to this impressionistic, almost avant-garde style shown below. This is his last self-portrait:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    ...to this impressionistic, almost avant-garde style shown below....
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    Yes, a great artist and I like his art. period, for me that is.
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    In my opinion, a very fine artist, and I enjoy many of his paintings. Definitely among my Top Twenty.

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    I recognize that he is "considered" a great artist - but I don't care. His stuff is okay, I can appreciate his "skill" (for what it's worth), but overall I am more interested in other artists.
    Last edited by SanAntone; Apr-06-2021 at 15:40.

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    I am attracted to his paintings. A reproduction of his Return of the Prodigal Son is in the lobby of the courthourse where I've spent a lot of time working, and every time I enter, I have to stop and gaze at it. I know I look silly as laywers and litigants shuffle by, but there is so much there.

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    Having seen several of his self-portraits in one room at a gallery in London, I can honestly say that I'd never experienced such a powerful reaction to paint before or since...wonderful. The sheer strength, boldness and power of his impasto and the effectiveness of his chiaroscuro is something I'll always remember.
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    Yes, he is great (subjectively, of course). Seems like there's some kind of an agenda behind this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    Yes, he is great (subjectively, of course). Seems like there's some kind of an agenda behind this...
    I think it is clear his techniques is objectively original and superior even to this day. We shouldn't downgrade his skills.

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    Saw his stuff in the Louvre. I was quite struck, and more than from any other artist, except maybe the Venus de Milo. Not the same as seeing them in a book or webpage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    I think it is clear his techniques is objectively original and superior ...
    Why did you feel the need to insert the word, "Objectively", in your sentence? The sentence would have worked equally well without it. Are you simply being provocative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilham View Post
    Why did you feel the need to insert the word, "Objectively", in your sentence? The sentence would have worked equally well without it. Are you simply being provocative?
    Because painting at the mastery level of Rembrandt requires objective skills. No, I am not being provocative. I don't know why you think that. Any one of the paintings I sampled above requires far more skill, one that takes years of training than say it does to paint this, say Rothko's Orange and Tan (1954) (please Google it).
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    Yes, he's a great artist in the sense that he's important and influential in the history of art, skilled at drawing and painting, and seems to have ideas of his own.

    No, I don't like his art - it's so dark, and it oppresses me.
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