Tomorrow afternoon, the students of CC201 will attend a lecture by Prof. Michael Zell on the art of Dutch master Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. In acknowledgment of this artful inclusion of painting in the second-year Humanities, today’s Analect — suggested by Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS ’12) — is an image rather than a text quote.
(Self-portrait at the age of 34, by Rembrandt, 1640, oil on canvas, 102 x 80 cm, National Gallery, London.) Tom writes: “Rembrandt was very well known for his etchings, but even more so for his devotion to portraying a true interpretation of himself in his self-portraits, avoiding vanity and exaggeration. See more examples of his work and find a directory of museum holdings at RembrandtPainting.net, a clearing house of information about the artist maintained by independent art historian Jonathan Janson.”
Current students may visit the Core Gallery page to review images selected by Prof. Zell to accompany his lecture.