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Your Rembrandt – Thoughts from the Documentary My Rembrandt

This week, I have a short story for you. I hope it inspires you to cherish your creations.

Paivi Eerola and her oil paintings.

I saw a fascinating documentary called “My Rembrandt.” It was about collectors and dealers of Rembrandt paintings. Rembrandt’s masterpieces were lovingly touched and carried from one place to another. Carefully but still confidently, they moved through castles and galleries.

While I watched men taking Rembrandt’s painting out of its elegant frame, I thought about a sight I saw as a child. In a supermarket, a woman was picking groceries from the cart to the checkout. She handled every item graciously like a simple can was a newly-found treasure that she claimed to own. This woman from a small distant town was my history teacher. Maybe her profession gave her a different perspective on things.

My teacher’s behavior taught me that the way we look and handle art matters. My creation can be my rembrandt. You can even have a postcard that has rembrandt-quality in it if you treat it with similar respect.

Painting of Paul Peter Rubens in a box of oil paints. Old art can be inspiring, and if you love it, do watch the interesting documentary called My Rembrandt!
One of my favorite paintings in a postcard: Consequences of War by Paul Peter Rubens. I saw this in 2017 on Palazzo Pitti, Florence. A blog post about the visit to Palazzo Pitti

This is one way for me to bring up the spiritual side of life and maintain artistic inspiration.

I also made a little video to accompany this blog post.

What do you think?
Do you also have rembrandts in your collection? Have you seen the documentary?

12 thoughts on “Your Rembrandt – Thoughts from the Documentary My Rembrandt

  1. Rembrandt is one of my all time favorite artists. Your journal is beautiful. Thanks for your inspirational posts.

  2. Opening that little treasure box with the small works of art that you use on your other work is beautiful. I can imagine a child looking and wondering “what next?” Children love to rummage through old drawers and boxes. I can remember that and I am almost 69.
    I knew a nun who use to say – (yes a nun said this) always use your best crystal to drink your water, use your best cutlery to eat your food – enjoy everything and treat everything as a gift from on High.
    Very beautiful!

  3. I have always loved your art and enjoy watching it just get more magnificent every year❣️ And seeing you more comfortable with it as well- congratulations 🎉

  4. Your art is so varied but always so much depth and detail to see in each piece. Thank you for sharing it with us. It is always a pleasure and the video was very special.

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