domingo, 20 de maio de 2012


Rembrandt, The Ascension of Christ (1636, Alte Pinakothek, Munique).
«Of all the Baroque masters, it was Rembrandt who evolved the most revolutionary technique and who seemed to grow into the Italians' spiritual heir. Where others needed five touches he was using one, and so the brushstrokes had begun to separate and could sometimes only be properly read from a distance. The exact imitation of form was being replaced by the suggestion of it: to some of his contemporaries, therefore, his paintings began to look unfinished. It was from the Venetians that he had learned to use a brown ground so that his paintings emerged from dark to light, physically as well as spiritually. Yet, despite a palette that was limited even by seventeenth century standards, he was renowned as a colorist for he managed to maintain a precarious balance between painting tonally, with light and shade, and painting in color. Just as form was suggested rather than delineated, so the impression of rich color was deceptive. Never before had a painter taken such a purely sensuous interest and delight in the physical qualities of his medium, nor granted it a greater measure of independence from the image».
Waldemar Januszczak.

5 comentários:

APS disse...

Magnífico e esclarecedor texto de W. J., para melhor descriptar a belíssima pintura de Rembrandt. Um bom domingo, Margarida!

Margarida Elias disse...

É verdade. Bom Domingo!

Sara disse...

"...from dark to light": uma extraordinária forma de descrever o trabalho de um dos maiores Mestres de sempre.
Inclusivé, parece-me uma frase particularmente adequada ao acto criativo/ criador :))
Beijinhos, bom domingo e boa semana!

ana disse...

Rembrandt é um dos pintores que admiro pela forma como trabalha a luz e a sombra. Ele é magnífico tal como o texto que não conhecia.
Beijinhos. :))

Margarida Elias disse...

Sara: É verdade e no caso de Rembrandt é mais verdade ainda. Bjs!

Ana; Partilho a sua admiração por Rembrandt. Bjs!