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A R T I S T S ' S T U D I O Rembrandt Three Trees Charcoal Study (2015) Charcoal on paper. By: NGUYEN, Nathan The artist attended one creative arts course during his high school education years and was tasked with either creating a clay piece or recreating a piece made by a master. The artist chose this Rembrandt piece because of its relative simplicity yet intricate attention to detail. The depiction of shadows and dark figures in the distance made this a worthy challenge to recreate. Together, the three trees stand in an otherwise empty landscape. They are together, yet alone. A dark cloud appears to have manifested in the sky, but does little to block the otherwise bright sky in the background. IT Magazine / June Issue 25