Rembrandt van Rijn: Google Doodle celebrates anniversary of Dutch master's 407th birthday
Google has used its search page doodle to celebrate the 407th anniversary of the birth, in Leyden, Holland, of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
Widely recognised as one of the greatest and most humane of all portraitists, Rembrandt produced such famous works as The Night Watch (1642) and The Anatomy Lesson of Nicholaes Tulp (1632).
He was a success during his lifetime, but lived beyond his means, and was bured in an unmarked grave.
However, it is his collection of self-portraits, painted over the whole of his working life - up to the year of his death, at the age of 63 - that is generally considered his most enduring legacy.
And indeed it is one of his self-portraits, 1659's Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned Up Collar, that features on the Google Doodle - thought quite why the background, with the search engine's name etched into it, looks like it's made out of slab of chocolate, is unclear.
Life & Style blogs
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£45000 per annum + pension,medical: Ashdown Group: A successful & reputable gl...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE: SThree: SThree are a global FTSE 250 busines...
£480 per day + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: SAP Deployment Manager-Ta...
£50000 per annum + benefits: Progressive Recruitment: Urgently seeking a Dynam...