Monday, October 15, 2007

Rembrandt Self-portrait as an Oriental Potentate with a Kris

As in other works, Rembrandt makes himself the model and dons exotic apparel. A kris is an Indonesian sword but this one is unusual because there is only a wavy blade on one side. Rembrandt used a kris in other works. In his large painting The Blinding of Samson, Samson's eye is pierced with a kris. ject was that word we were using on the first tour this summer, sensing the inner meanings...?

1 comment:

Lucius Q. C. Lamar III said...

Apperception - according to, it means, "mental perception; especially : the process of understanding something perceived in terms of previous experience." A little different than "perceiving inner meaning," it seems more like sensing something's significance.