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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rembrandt-1629 & 1659 Self Portraits TB04

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Texas, United States
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In Postcard Cache

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. Digital copies of these two paintings were downloaded from the internet. The copies were reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the efforts of the artist. One truly must see the originals in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was the most famous the three preeminent painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The other two were Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. All three produced magnificent portraits, but they all produced works of other subjects. Rembrandt painted at least 21 self-portraits in the period 1626 to 1669. Many were a means to try out new techniques of expressing light, others were studies in exotic costumes to perhaps illustrate technical competence and in still others he used himself as a model to portray classical or religious figures.

The left portrait on the travel bug was completed in 1629 and hangs in the Mauritshuis, The Hague. It shows a self-assured 23 year old youth while he was still working in his home town of Leiden. In it he already employs the dark background with the subject in oblique light for which he became so famous. Soon he would move to Amsterdam and make it big, as they say. The rightmost painting was done in 1659 and is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. It shows a man 30 years later who, among other troubles, had lived well beyond his means and was in bankruptcy. Rembrandt was also an accomplished lithographer. His home in Amsterdam is a museum and has a display of his lithographic works. And, occasionally, there is a demonstration of the craft as it was done in his time.

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Tracking History (64706mi) View Map

Dropped Off 7/6/2018 THEINCREDIBLE4 placed it in Postcard Cache Maine - 1,778.46 miles  Visit Log

Off you go bug

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 7/6/2018 THEINCREDIBLE4 grabbed it   Visit Log

Distractible was found in a large bag of trackables it was deposited into my geo caching Hotel. I am grabbing it now will drop it off on my vacation this year

Write note 12/13/2017 LostinDenver posted a note for it   Visit Log

Missing from cache

Mark Missing 12/12/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Discovered It 10/25/2017 piglover095 discovered it   Visit Log

Found it at the library. Thank you for sharing!

Dropped Off 9/30/2017 Skratch-N-Sniff placed it in DPL Series: Harry Potter and the Illiteratus Curse Colorado - 1,775.89 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 9/21/2017 Skratch-N-Sniff retrieved it from Earth without art is... Massachusetts   Visit Log

Retrieved this while visiting New England area.
Taking back home to Colorado to visit! :)

Dropped Off 7/29/2017 robnsamcabot placed it in Earth without art is... Massachusetts - 3.69 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/29/2017 robnsamcabot took it to Whose Side Are You On? Massachusetts - 12.54 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/8/2017 robnsamcabot took it to Duck, Duck, Goose!! Massachusetts - 2,264.24 miles  Visit Log
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