pbsthisdayinhistory
pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 15, 1606: Dutch Artist Rembrandt Born
On this day in 1606, famous Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn was born.  Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history, Rembrandt was best known for his portraits, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible, history and mythology. His more than 600 paintings are often noted for his innovative use of shadow and light.
Explore the defining qualities of an authentic Rembrandt with “Rembrandt in America.”
Photo: Rembrandt Self-Portrait, 1659. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 15, 1606: Dutch Artist Rembrandt Born

On this day in 1606, famous Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn was born.  Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history, Rembrandt was best known for his portraits, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible, history and mythology. His more than 600 paintings are often noted for his innovative use of shadow and light.

Explore the defining qualities of an authentic Rembrandt with “Rembrandt in America.”

Photo: Rembrandt Self-Portrait, 1659. Wikimedia Commons

pbsdigitalstudios

pbsdigitalstudios:

This week It’s Okay to be Smart and BrainCraft have teamed up to teach us about our brains!

Watch “Why Your Brain Is In Your Head” on Joe’s channel here: http://youtu.be/qdNE4WygyAk

Watch “This Is How Your Brain Grows” on Vanessa’s channel here: http://youtu.be/aucscX191vQ

Watch, share and then vote for this week’s featured films from the PBS Online Film Festival:

CET & ThinkTV’s Overpass Light Brigade: Tells the story behind Wisconsin’s Holders of the Lights.

KLRU’s Digging for Water: When a well drill becomes stuck at 225 feet, a Haitian community must dig it out by hand in order to get water.

KQED @filmschoolshorts’s Will: Set during the attacks of 9/11, a young girl wishes she could go back in time.

WCVE’s Calls from Home: Prison Radio in Appalachia: From the heart of Appalachia, a radio station broadcasts hip-hop and shout-outs behind bars.

KLRU’s Yellow Wallpaper: A woman descends into insanity as she struggles against the patriarchal institution that confines her.

Watch, share and then vote for another week of featured films from the PBS Online Film Festival:

Center for Asian American Media’s Why We Rise: Three brave young New Yorkers reveal what it’s like to grow up without having legal immigration status.

KQED’s filmschoolshorts' First Match: A teenage female wrestler on an all-boy wrestling team faces her biggest challenge.

visionmakermedia and Wisconsin Media Lab’s Lady Thunderhawks: The Lady Thunderhawks varsity basketball team has become a pillar of hope for an entire community.

independentlenspbs's Tryouts: Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim-American girl who wants to join her high school’s cheerleading squad.

National Black Programming Consortium’s You’re Dead to Me: A mother and daughter revisit issues with each other on a tragic anniversary date.