This is a painting of Rembrandt's wife Saskia. She loved pomp and show.
A picture of Rembrandt's son Titus portrayed here as a monk.
This man looks confident but approachable.
Even when Rembrandt used fancy clothing and Jewels, the emphasis is on the countenance of the person. Rembrandt was not trying to impress us with people's outward attractiveness but with portraying the inner spirit of the person.
I'm reluctant to leave Haydn but it seems time to move on to a new composer. I first remember hearing this piece of music by Edvard Grieg in grade school where my teacher had us listen to this piece of music and then try drawing what we heard. It is called Morning and is from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg. You can almost hear the sun rising. For information about our new composer check this link: Edvard Grieg - Wikipedia. You can listen to this piece of music on Youtube with the following link: Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt - "Morning"
Final poem by William Blake today. This poem was written about the Kingdom of God coming to England, but we can each apply it to our own small part of the world.
JERUSALEM (from 'Milton')
by: William Blake (1757-1827)
- ND did those feet in ancient time
- Walk upon England's mountains green?
- And was the holy Lamb of God
- On England's pleasant pastures seen?
- And did the Countenance Divine
- Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
- And was Jerusalem builded here
- Among these dark Satanic Mills?
- Bring me my bow of burning gold!
- Bring me my arrows of desire!
- Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
- Bring me my chariot of fire!
- I will not cease from mental fight,
- Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
- Till we have built Jerusalem
- In England's green and pleasant land.