Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history.
I've stood within inches of paintingsof his...in several different museums. Such detail, no brushstrokes showing.
The Night Watch 1642
one of 40 Self Portraits, 1652
I posted this a few other places, like my clay blog, and face book...it's worth sharing, isn't it? And I found one of my favorite flute players is a descendent of his!