Rembrandt is arguably the most prominent figure of the Dutch Golden Age, held in high esteem for his alluring and stunning paintings. He was a painter, etcher and artist whose painting skills could not be equalled by his contemporaries. His ability to confer knowledge and skills on his students also set him apart from other high profile painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
Today, museums all over the world feature many mind staggering paintings by Rembrandt. Each of the paintings reveal how well he was capable of capture the imagination of his audience.
Even though most of Rembrandt’s paintings have survived to this age and not lost their mind capturing attributes, not all of them are famous. As a matter of fact, Rembrandt’s paintings compete with those that were brought on board by his students including Gerrit Dou and Ferdinand. His paintings are also fiercely rivalled by those of his colleague and close friend Jan Lievensz.
Despite the rivalry between Rembrandt’s paintings and those of his contemporaries, most of his paintings have still managed to command a lot of respect from many fanatics of art. His paintings are understood to be over 2, 000 in number, with many others that are yet to be found and those whose accreditation has not yet been sorted out. Some of the Dutch artist’s most famous paintings are highlighted in the passage.