Rembrandt - The Mill Art Print

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A Museum Quality Print of The Mill painted by Dutch Renaissance artist Rembrandt van Rijn around 1648. Nineteenth-century art critics considered Rembrandt’s painting of The Mill to be one of the master’s greatest creations. They celebrated the dramatic silhouette of the post-mill against a dark, stormy sky, unaware that the romantic aura and rich golden tone of the scene were caused by darkened and discolored varnish. They attributed the heavy atmosphere to Rembrandt’s frame of mind in the period of the mid-1650s, when he encountered severe financial difficulties. The restoration of the painting in 1977–1979 removed the old varnish, thereby changing the painting’s symbolic character. Under the blue and steel-gray sky, the bright sails on the vanes draw the viewer’s eyes to the mill, which is perched on a bulwark to take advantage of the additional height. Although it is possible that Rembrandt based this scene on his father’s mill on the ramparts of Leiden, he imaginatively conceived the scene to symbolically portray the mill as a guardian, protecting the land and its people.

Fine Art Prints of Distinction painstakingly repairs the original files of these old paintings or prints, as much as they can be repaired without ruining the original intent of the artist. We then print with the best inks, papers and printers. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Please don't confuse our prints with the mass produced prints on cheap poster type papers, our works of art are a much better quality and made one at a time in our family business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from the painting entitled The Mill painted by Dutch Renaissance artist Rembrandt van Rijn around 1648.

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