This documentary shows developments in the self-portraits of Rembrandt van Rijn over a period of forty years. His first portraits were proud and self-assured, while the figures in the later paintings seem old and sad. The blending self-portraits show unrelenting decay. Haanstra shows that Rembrandt painted himself unashamedly as he was.


Production company
Bert Haanstra Films

Title: Rembrandt, schilder van de mens
Year: 1957
Duration : 20 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1983

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