Rembrandt is one of the more famous artists in today's world and the same can be said of him during Hitler's time. On top of being famous, many of his pieces found themselves in Hitler's Fuhrermuseum with many other works that Hitler felt were "true" art. In this piece, Rembrandt shows Aristotle standing with his right hand placed on a bust of Homer in a very representational style. Both Homer and Aristotle were prominent figures of ancient Greece, which, along with ancient Rome, were the two civilizations that Hitler felt made art which all other art should aspire to and imitate. Hitler believed the idealized sculptures of the human figure and the highly detailed paintings of these two cultures showed life as it was meant to be seen - unequivocal and powerful. In this piece, Rembrandt shows Aristotle in clothing that instantly lets the viewer know that he is important and wealthy. The viewer can then infer that the subject has ties to Greece (as he is touching a Greek bust) and that he may be showing his respect to whoever the bust represents (based on his posture and the lighting in the painting). All of the above details lead the viewer to correctly infer many key details - the man in the a painting was important (in his time and still today), he was wealthy, he was Greek, and he had a great respect for the man depicted by the bust (Homer). To Hitler, this piece is a work of art because the viewer can get all this information on their own simply by viewing the piece, they do not have to guess at what the artist was trying to show.