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the image depicts a deathbed scene lit dramatically by candlelight.  a man lies propped up in bed, his face illuminated by a candle held by a young person who could be male or female.  an older woman stands by the bed, her face barely visible, reaching out to touch the dying man.  the setting appears humble, with a glimpse of a fireplace in the background. a hanging dead fowl adds a sense of foreboding. the scene is rendered in rembrandt's signature chiaroscuro style, with deep shadows and stark contrasts of light and dark, heightening the emotional intensity of the moment.

Name: Dentist by Candlelight

Description: c.1660-65

Source: Gerrit Dou

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Created by: maelstrom menagerie (@maelstrom)

Parent collection: Vampires

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Created at: 2024-07-06T22:35:33.891Z

Updated at: 2024-07-09T14:36:32.297Z


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Content: deathbed, family, grief, candlelight, night, interior

People: man, woman, child

Environment: bedroom, home

Lighting: candlelight, chiaroscuro

Perspective: frontal

Keywords: death, dying, family, candlelight, night, interior, dutch golden age, rembrandt

What is in the image: the image depicts a deathbed scene lit dramatically by candlelight. a man lies propped up in bed, his face illuminated by a candle held by a young person who could be male or female. an older woman stands by the bed, her face barely visible, reaching out to touch the dying man. the setting appears humble, with a glimpse of a fireplace in the background. a hanging dead fowl adds a sense of foreboding. the scene is rendered in rembrandt's signature chiaroscuro style, with deep shadows and stark contrasts of light and dark, heightening the emotional intensity of the moment.

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WDTagged Tags: lantern, hat, candle, 1girl, multiple boys, dark, lamp, 2boys, sitting, letterboxed, 1boy, gloves