Description of the painting by Rembrandt Harmens Van Rijn “Portrait of Saskia in a red hat”

Description of the painting by Rembrandt Harmens Van Rijn “Portrait of Saskia in a red hat”

Description of the painting by Rembrandt Harmens Van Rijn Portrait of Saskia in a red hat

Harmensz van Raine Rembrandt wrote “Portrait of Saxia in a Red Hat” in 1642. Baroque style, female porter genre, painting size 99×79, oil on canvas. In his painting, the author tries to move away from the gray and dull everyday life and creates images of himself and Saxia in luxurious and bright robes, in chic hats. In his work, the author created magnificent compositions, which were expressed in complex turns, postures, movements. Just a big role in the work of the painter takes the landscape.

The artist often portrayed Saxia in his works. The exquisite features of the face, the beauty and the magnificence of this woman captivated the artist. He portrayed the portrait in profile, emphasizing each facial feature, femininity and the ideal image. A bright red hat with feathers, a cape are all attributes of the luxury of that time. Hair is removed, the jewelry hangs down around the neck and ears, there is nothing superfluous, everything is perfect in this woman.

Rembrandt dresses his wife in expensive fabrics that are covered with unusual and gorgeous patterns of corsets. The author draws her in hats with wide feathers, covers her in dazzlingly shining coats, her necklaces are decorated with necklaces, and her hands are decorated with elegant bracelets.

The author wrote to her beloved wife in the image of a non-criminal aristocratic woman, dressing her in furs and velvet, then in a careless and flirting yoke, who smiles from under her elegant hat. Ordinary and dim clothes that were worn by Dutch women in those times not for her. In the process of writing a portrait, the author focuses his attention on accessories, delves into the details of the costume. The magnificent masterpiece will delight many more generations.


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