Rembrandt van Rijn

Andromeda

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Rembrandt van Rijn
Andromeda

1630 Expuesto en Sala 9

According to Greek mythology, Princess Andromeda had to be sacrificed in order to save her land from a voracious sea monster. After she was chained to a rock awaiting her fate, she was rescued by the Greek hero Perseus.

Rather than painting the whole story, Rembrandt only depicted the terrified Andromeda. Making emotion the main motif of the scene is characteristic of Rembrandt’s work. The naturalism with which he painted the naked body is far removed from the classical ideals of beauty.

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Rembrandt van Rijn
Andromeda

1630 Expuesto en Sala 9

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Información general
Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606 - 1669 Amsterdam)
Andromeda
1630
painting
707
Sala 9
Material y detalles técnicos
oil
panel
24.5 x 34 cm

Origen

Charles de Proli, Antwerp, 1785; Armand de Mestral de St Saphorin, Vienna, 1805-1806; Countess d’Oultremont, Brussels; Richard Leeuwenhart van den Bosch, Brussels, 1905; Abraham Bredius, The Hague, 1906-1946 (on long-term long-term loan to the Mauritshuis since 1907); bequest of Abraham Bredius, 1946