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The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis by Rembrandt

    The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis by Rembrandt

    The Conspiracy of of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis by Rembrandt van Rijn was created in 1662. The painting is in Gothenburg Museum of Art. The size of the work is 196 x 309 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    The monumental painting is especially renowned for its fascinating light effects and the moving depiction of the Batavians as they swear an oath to their leader in the rebellion against the Romans. The portrayal of this historical event is just as gripping today as it was controversial when it was painted approximately 350 years ago. Read more in Gothenburg Museum of Art.

    About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, in the Dutch Republic, now the Netherlands. As a boy, he attended a Latin school. At the age of 13, he was enrolled at the University of Leiden, although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting. In 1624 or 1625, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, which included Gerrit Dou in 1628 and Isaac de Jouderville… Read more

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