OIL PAINTING: Homer, 1663
Rembrandt used broad strokes in painting the head of the Greek poet Homer. His golden yellow robe glows in the light, where Rembrandt applied paint very effectively with a palette knife. The painting was commissioned by the Sicilian nobleman Antonio Ruffo. Initially, you may also have seen the scribe to whom the blind Homer dictated his poetry. But this part was lost in the fire. In the lower right corner, you can still see two fingers with a pen and a piece of paper.