Smiley Derleth

Smiley Derleth

Posted on 04/22/2015


Photo taken on April 22, 2015


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Saint Bartholomew - detail

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
1661

"Made just eight years before Rembrandt's death"


The Getty, Los Angeles, 2010

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Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
My interpretation of this—keep in mind that I am only an amateur—is that the guy is seeking a suitable spot on his throat to cut it with that big knife.
2 years ago.
Smiley Derleth has replied to Nicolas Mertens
I really like your interpretation, dark as it is, more than what I have read is the traditional interpretation of the painting. Much more. Thank you, Nicolas!
2 years ago.