Bizarre anatomy in Rembrandt’s Prodigal son? It actually works. | The Cave of Apelles

This lecture focuses on “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Rembrandt van Rijn. What are the aspects which makes it such a masterpiece?
Jan-Ove Tuv discusses the composition, its strange anatomy, and Rembrandt’s late technique.

MASTERCLASS is a new series of lectures on painting technique by the Cave of Apelles’ host Jan-Ove Tuv.

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"