On the Rembrandt exhibition there were quite a lot of Rembrandt etches. Etches were popular in the 17th century. It allowed to make the artist to sell more copies of his work, it allowed the people that could not afford a painting to have the work of an artist in their home. The definition of to etch is according to the dictionary:

Engrave (metal, glass, or stone) by coating it with a protective layer, drawing on it with a needle, and then covering it with acid to attack the parts the needle has exposed, especially in order to produce prints from it:

Oxford Dictionaries.com
The process can be repeated many times; typically several hundred impressions (copies) could be printed before the plate shows much sign of wear. This etch made by Rembrandt (Woman Bathing Her Feet at a Brook) in 1658, is so beautiful the expression “etched on my memory forever” is the most fitting in this context. You know, there are moments in time that will always stay with you, even after you have lost your memory. 

This etch is so breathtaking beautiful, (if you really take your time to look, you will see) you will never forget it. It will be etched in your memory forever.

8 thoughts on “Imprint

  1. Such a lovely etching from such a beautiful painting. One thing I love about Rembrandt is that I don't feel as fat and unattractive when I look at his paintings. Thanks for sharing Han.

    Hugs and blessings…Cat


  2. He was, wasn't he? Not portraying the people like in the magazines of today with photoshop, but just like they are in real life. It makes the black and white print so intense.

    Thank you for your comment, Appy,



  3. He was famous in his lifetime for a reason, Mona Lisa: he showed people like they were, and yes the picture of the woman is stunning, really breathtaking.

    I'm glad you liked the picture Mona Lisa!


  4. He made tens, maybe hundreds of copies of his etchings and sold those. People in those days didn't look upon this woman as fat and unattractive, Cat. They looked upon her like I do, and appreciate her natural beauty.

    Glad you liked it, Cat.


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