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Landscape with a Stone Bridge  1638

by Rembrandt

Rembrandt painted only a few landscapes, mostly imaginary mountain scenes.
Although The Stone Bridge is composed of elements studied from reality, it probably does not represent a specific place. The painting’s magical quality derives from its dramatic illumination: a beam of sunlight breaks through the clouds, making the approaching storm seem twice as menacing.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum