|Name||Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn|
|Birth||15 July, 1606|
|Death||4 October, 1669|
|Music||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27-01-1756 - 05/12/1791) - 'Lacrimosa', 'Confutatis' and 'Dies Irae' from 'Requiem'|
Rembrandt was a master of introspective painting: no one could bring people's subtle emotions to life like he did, and because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization.
For this reason he was also extolled as one of the greatest interpreters of biblical stories and narrative painting in general.
Stylistically, his paintings progressed from the early 'smooth' manner, characterized by fine technique in the portrayal of illusionistic form, to the late 'rough' treatment of richly variegated paint surfaces, which allowed for an illusionism of form suggested by the tactile quality of the paint itself.
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
A few words about the music
There are a lot of legends and stories around Mozart's Requiem, one the most powerful, intense and dramatic compositions ever written in the world.
Mozart wrote it during his last days of life until the very end (the score was found on the bed on the day of his death), and that's probably what let him put so much feelings and sufference inside those notes: he was writing his own Requiem Mass, he was "living" it.
In this video you can listen to 3 movements called 'Lacrimosa Dies Illa', 'Confutatis Maledictis' and 'Dies Irae', from the third section of the requiem (7 in total).