Rembrandt, Geometry Education

Rembrandt: 'Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo' (1658) and Golden Rectangles

Arms akimbo pose,
Rembrandt captures inner strength,
Portrait speaks volumes.
Lines and shadows intertwine,
Revealing a soul's essence.

   Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo by Rembrandt

A logarithmic spiral, known as the golden spiral, is formed by successive golden rectangles that divide a larger golden rectangle into squares.


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.. Source: Wikipedia: Rembrandt.

Great Paintings: "Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo" by Rembrandt 
"Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo" one of the last works from the Dutch master's late career still in private hands, will be offered for sale at the TEFAF Maastricht art fair later this year for $47 million. The painting, executed 1658, dates to one of the most difficult periods of the artist's career.