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The Curious Life Art Fame and Success of Rembrandt van RijnPerhaps one of the most admired yet obscure artists in history is Rembrandt van Rijn His inauspicious life significantly influenced his unique art style that was slightly controversial to the standard classic baroque art of his time in the early to mid 1600s Rembrandt was born to a destitute family on July 15 1606 in Leiden Netherlands His future was limited in oppurtunities due to his lack of money to finance anything that might be available His parents took great care in his education and sent him to a creditable school called The Latin School At the age of fourteen Rembrandt was enrolled at the famous Leiden University The program there did not satisfy him and so he resigned from further education to pursue a career in artEncarta Thus began his imfamous art career In the beginning of his life as an artist he took lessons from a local master named Jacob van Swanenburch Swanenburch taught Rembrandt as much as possible with the available local resources Spence Still Rembrandt was not content with his education and wanted bigger and better things Accordingly he moved to Amsterdam to take lessons from Pieter Lasstman a man famous for his historical paintings After six months of mastering everything he had been taught Rembrandt returned to Leiden to further develop his techniquesIn Leiden at the age of twenty-two Rembrandt decided to apply his education and to teach his first pupils Although this was financially supportive it was not what he most desired After educating many he realized his greatest love was not teaching but painting Consequently he decided to return to Amsterdam in 1631 for a better life and a new beginning with his own artIn Amsterdam he fell in love and married a woman named Saskia van Uylenburgh who was the cousin of a successful art dealer With this inclusion to a circle of art commerce came much
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