"Self portrait at the age of 50 four years, Rembrandt, one thousand 600 sixty
Description of the picture:
Self portrait at the age of 50 four years – Rembrandt. 1660. Oil on canvas. 80.3×67.3
In the legacy of Rembrandt’s drawings and colorful works, 70 5 self-portraits are not enough – a typical “visual diary”. But the need to reflect your life and constant physiognomic analysis is not only a sign of accentuated autobiographical enthusiasm or a belief in your own uniqueness: self-portraits provide an opportunity to study the reflection of different feelings in facial features or allow you to experiment with aspects of posture, manners and conditional gestures. Some of the self-portraits were custom-made, while others were written for the family, but it cannot be ruled out that a large number of them, especially later works, are a bit of a visual autobiography.
This canvas, the composition of which is quite strict, is one of the few where the artist appears in a touching image of a man who looks older than his fifty-four years."