Blinding of Polyphemus
Prints and Drawings
|Date||between 1635 and 1636|
|Medium, technique||pen, brown ink, brown wash on paper|
162 x 225 mm
|Collection||Prints and Drawings|
|On view||This artwork isn't on view.|
This study of the shaded entrance to a farmhouse is one of Rembrand’s earliest landscape drawings, dating from around 1636. He depicted this same building from further away on another sheet, also in Budapest. Above the shaded mass of the house walls, drawn with straight lines, the strongly illuminated vine leaves and tendrils spiral playfully. It is this optical effect, the contrast between light and shadow that fascinated Rembrandt when he produced this drawing.