Rembrandt was famous for the way he painted light and shadow using a technique called chiaroscuro—it’s one of the reasons the people in his paintings look so lifelike! The short video and accompanying lesson plan are filled with imaginative activities that explore light and shadow.
This video is accompanied by a lesson plan geared towards elementary school students grades 4–6: http://bit.ly/37K9bvy
Rembrandt van Rijn
“Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo”
Oil on canvas
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2015
AGNES Learns is a digital resource for children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative.
AGNES thanks the Ontario Art Council and the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation.
Music Credit: Partita No.1, TWV 41: B1 by Georg Philipp Telemann, performed by Telemann Trio. Public Domain Mark 1.0