Self Portrait with Two Circles

by Rembrandt (1669)

Rembrandt is best known for popularizing the portrait, particularly the self-portrait. All told, Rembrandt created nearly one-hundred self-portraits, including over forty paintings, thirty-one etchings and about seven drawings

In this portrait, Rembrandt appears to be gazing into the soul of the viewer in a way that resembles a mirror. 

Matthew 7:1-5

“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.

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