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I live on the ocean, write women's fiction, love to read so much that it's an addiction rather than a hobby (I read an average of a book a day). I live on the wet west coast so it's a good thing that I like to walk in the rain.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

My favorite Rembrandt

Because Rembrandt was poor for all of his life and mostly couldn't afford models, he did self-portraits throughout his life.

The painting - at the Frick Museum in New York - is my favorite.

I have spent hours and hours sitting in front of this painting, in fact, if I don't have time to spend anywhere else, I will spend all my free time in New York in front of this painting.

The color, the light, the hands - all amazing, Rembrandt at his very best. But the painting, despite its brilliant color palette, is so so sad. It always makes me cry.


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