Below is a 20th century graphite drawing by Bob Miller: I believe I'll just call this Drawing "Another Lost Soul" or "The Beginning of the End". You know, It's to bad Vincent didn't die at the Borinage. Is this another legacy which will be lost amongst the many?
Size of drawing 9 x 12 " Frame 14 x 17"
Drawn in 1994. My Description will includes my own attribution of what was in the artist sole, thoughts, and mind as this drawing was being created. I might add, the reason I know this is that I was the artist. Forget the folk-tales and myths that everyone sees something different of what the artist's main intentions were, for it is my belief that most art work worth looking at means only what the creator meant to convey. These folk-tales and myths do have some merit though, for it is true with the art experts of today and of artist's foundations do all see something different, and is the main reason why there is so much controversy about art work from certain artist's in Foundations and Museums today. Unless you want to remain as most, the rest who believe this myth, maybe you had better exit these writings now before you have an awakening. To look into the artist's sole is like taking a trip through another mind and is not the worst thing in the world that could happen to you, but don't let yourself get carried away like Vincent van Gogh did by committing suicide.
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If you have any questions on this drawing which has absolute authentication and provenance, feel free to ask me your questions. I will answer all logical inquires.
Description of what was in the artist's mind and soul as this drawing was created plus my explanations of other pictures I use as examples:
This mid 20th century frame was selected by myself for the framing and framed professionally. While looking at it upside down you should be able to see the two large faces of Hendrickje, Rembrandt's mistress, one of her jealous conniving self looking to your left and a frontal view as the beautiful loving person that she was.
You might be able to see the two faces of Faust looking Rembrandt portrait in my drawing and in the original etching I added below called "Old Man With His Hand On His Hat" etching number 259. Right-side up you should be able to see Rembrandt holding his mistress in both arms with his wife Saskia looking over his shoulder and of course the large head of Satin over his same right shoulder.
There is a stronge possibility that he left this etching above unfinished due to self-preservation and not wanting or worried about some of his techniques coming out to light and being seen. Little did he know it was nothing to be concerned with since it is still not seen or recognized nearly 400 hundred years later.
Above is a mirror reversed image enhancement showing the comparison of Rembrandtish technique which is known to myself and possibly a few others. The tree trunk with the dead limb which is the perch for the two love birds. Again his wife Saskia receiving the concoction of; 1-Ragla, 2-Tetrma and 3-Ant Sadla. This concoction, added to milk and administered over a period of two or three years would do the trick and is shown administered through a dead branch going to her mouth and through her two lips. This made marriage possible after death! Unfortunately, Rembrandt gave no thought to the possibility of a Will. To read "Magic Disc" of the etching "Dr. Faustus in His Study", you must first turn it sideways, while holding it up to mirror, so that the mixture appears to run into the milk. Again with strong enhanced lighting showing more REMBRANDTISH techniques.
The dead tree stump also represents Saskia's agony and torment as she will soon be as the stump itself, dead and broken, ashes to ashes.
What a marvelous etching of Rembrandt's, which most call "The Escape from Egypt Rest Stop" and is also one I studied along with others to help with my own drawing that is being shown. You might note the same dead tree and love birds are in the drawing and also this Rembrandt etching above. If you look into Saskia's eyes they may quite possibly look back at Rembrandt's good friend Dr. van Loon, as she is getting ready to feed young baby (Jesus) Titus. I will not get into the rest I see in this etching right now, but believe me it is there and it does not change a thing under enhanced lighting but only becomes much clearer to me. This represents the old tricks and eye-deceiving devices of intriguers which Vincent van Gogh was talking about and Vincent did say he very much knew Rembrandt
Trick signature area, forwards and reverse RHL - BobMiller, Rembrandt "94" -RHL
SASKIA'S FAREWELL TO REMBRANDT
Rembrandt, Oh how I've loved you so
you painted me on canvas to make me look so beautiful.
You promised to love and cherish me
and that I'd always be your honey,
but deep down inside my heart, I felt it was all about money.
My parents were rich and famous, you knew that would bring you status and fame.
You changed my name from van Uylenburgh to van Rijn, never to be changed again.
I've had four of your children, 1635 to 41,
now only poor Titus survives, the other three died so very young.
Now, I lie here dying myself, can't breath, some unknown disease,
Doctor Van Loon checks on me, he brings me medicine to help me sleep.
He tells me how beautiful I am at 29,
Don't worry my dear, you look better today, surely you will be fine!
I could tell by the look that was in his eyes,
he was just trying to comfort me with his little white lies.
I know that I am dying and it will probably be soon,
I know that I cannot be helped, not even by Doctor Van Loon.
I feel I've been slowly poisoned by you my dear, your mistress, the housekeeper to.
I can see it, it's in you paintings, also in the drawings and etchings you do.
You haven't given me much credit, you've always thought that you were smarter than I.
Well, I have a little surprise for you my dear, you will receive it after I die. Saskia
Written by Bob Miller "94"
Description of the the Rembrandt's above left to right :
looking at the top from the left you see "The Rembrandt House" which was purchased by Rembrandt and Saskia in 1639. No payments were made on this house by them except the interest. In the year of 1642 after a long illness Rembrandt's wife Saskia dies. Next, the poiseness snake represents their loss of three of their siblings since their marriage in 1634 to early deaths and was due to the elexer add to Saskia's milk before Titus was born. Titus was born very ill and left for Rembrandt to raise himself with the help of house keepers and his young mistress Hendrickje after Saskia's death in 1642, the year of painting "The Night Watch". This poison was past on to their only living son Titus through Saskia's body from birth and as a youngster and as a young adult was very sickly till his own death at the age of 27.
The next two pictures is from "Faust In His Study" 1652 (?) seven states with the anagram reversed and turned sideways in-order to be deciphered. Ragla, Tetrama, and Ant Sadla., three types of X Poison X mixed together and pored into the pale of Milk. This would insure his marriage to his loving Mistress Hendrickje. In the next you can see Rembrandt holding his little mistresses head close to his bosom while his wife Saskia sits in the background. Below is his etching of "A Woman Making Water" while a tree in the background seems to me to be doing the same thing. You asked yourself, why this happened? Well, it all reverts back to what was said before, Rembrandt's talent of being able to capture on canvas and in his drawing and etchings his most inner truths, his thoughts and feeling, and able to hide them so well. He was able to leave a painted diary of almost everything which happened in his life time.
Back to the left side below Saskia wondering to herself is Saskia again, sitting up in bed grabbing her breast while spilling the rest of the poisoned medicine milk. To the right is Rembrandt's "The Monk In The Cornfield 1646 (?) one state, and I personally do not believe this to be an act of love he is committing, only something that was very much in the mind and the subconsciousness of the artist. Next we have Rembrandt's "The Ship of Fortune" 1633 one state. Here we have a statue of Rembrandt with two faces and is supposed to be Balm falling down on his ass. It looks to me like someone who is about to heave something at something big and wide?
Back to the left under their home is Rembrandt's "Death Appearing To A Wedding Couple" 1639 one state. This is one good example of his use of light and dark for you might be able to see the male embracing his sweetheart while his wife is fixing her drink to make a toast with the grim reaper. i put a larger picture of the same underneath to show what a little left out scribbled line could help one see. Next we have a painting of "Sophonisba Receiving The Poisoned Cup" 1634 and needless to say the model was Rembrandt's wife Saskia and the cup being handed to her by a young girl. further right we have the real art of making love while Saskia is making a Doctors visit with young baby Titus.
Rembrandt's " The Hour Of Death" shows us a young woman making a visit to a court recorder for a final will to be made. This was the tremendous surprise of Rembrandt's Saskia having left to her wonderful and considerate husband.