"The Goldfinch" by Carel Fabritius

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Carel Fabritius' painting of The Goldfinch was an unusual subject for the Dutch Golden Age, due to its simple composition and illusionary techniques. Learn how Fabrituis, a pupil of Rembrandt, experimented with light, perspective, and illusionary techniques such as trompe l'oeil, to create a striking life-sized portrait of a caged bird.

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