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Description of the painting by Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn "The Abduction of Ganymede"


Rembrandt painted his masterpieces in the style of the play of light and shadow. The Creator became the founder of the creation of psychological orientation in the paintings. Drawing is an expanded concept that stores on the canvas all the secrets of people's lives and feelings. It was the images for Rembrandt that were the muse in all endeavors, he liked not only to show the inner world, but also to impress the audience with his technique. The basis of the Rembrandt palette includes such colors as ocher, burnt umber, cadmium yellow, brown Mars. With the help of these colors, even the faded soil became harmonious.

The work of the Dutch author "The Abduction of Ganymede" is the personification of the mythological history of ancient Greece. Plunging into history, you recall how Zeus, the highest god of Olympus, ordered the kidnapping of little Prince Ganymede to heaven. The reason is the presence of a vessel in the child, which was identified with the deities of the Nile River. Astronomically, Ganymede is placed near the star of Aquarius.

The picture is filled with many dark shades and colors. Fear and tears are visible on the child’s face, he is afraid that he will not return to the earth. The feeling of children's suffering was clearly reflected in the work, and was very impressed by connoisseurs of painting. The eagle is a cruel, in dark brown color, carries Ganymede into the sky, holding his hand tightly in its beak. At first glance, it seems that the bird can let the baby go, but the artist focuses on the strength of the eagle's grip.

The mythological theme in the works of Rembrandt does not refuse reality. Canvases of the artist show the presence of ancient life, which is displayed by modern Dutch residents. The principle of the artist is the rejection of ideal forms of the image, as this contradicts the real world. The caricature of figures is clearly expressed in the masterpieces of Rembrandt. Everyone who appreciates the work of the Dutch painter can look into the mysterious and real world of his paintings.





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