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By Charles L. Mee Jr.

earlier he has remained a secret, leaving just a couple of sentences, the letters of his financial ruin, a mistress's notarized criticism - and the main wonderful, compassionate work ever to astonish the eye.

The first natural biography of this enigmatic legend is an engaging detective tale during which, clue by way of clue, the guy himself emerges. Charles Mee, historian and playwright, renders a finely textured portrait of the artist opposed to a richly defined history of seventeenth-century life.

He captures the human Rembrandt, the standard guy and unforeseen genius. We see the younger, boastful poseur, son of a small-town miller, looking a lifetime of artwork amid the cosmopolitan bustle of Amsterdam. We see the outsider suffering to upward push with out client or court docket commissions, failing as an entrepreneur whereas immortalizing uncomplicated humans in works of haunting complexity.

We see the encouraged moments in the back of masterworks just like the Anatomy Lesson and Nightwatch and the entire conflicting guises in their author - bohemian and aspiring bourgeois, husband and lover, venerated genius, penurious vagabond, and eventually, the fundamental dichotomy - the selfish grasp who, regardless of his excessive self-absorption, captured the variety of humanity with remarkable empathy, sensitivity, and grace.

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