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:
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.