The 400th anniversary of the birth of master painter Rembrandt is being marked at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum.
Dutch painter Rembrandt's work is being exhibited alongside that of his Italian counterpart Caravaggio for the first time.
While the two artists never met, similarities are evident in their paintings such as their theatrical use of light and shade.
Both artists combined astonishing naturalism with ingenious compositions of Biblical and classical subjects.
Rembrandt studied Caravaggio's style with teacher Pieter Lastman, and all three painted The Sacrifice of Abraham.
However, Caravaggio's clearly-defined shadows contrast with Rembrandt's diffuse lighting and exaggerated brush strokes.
In his depiction of Samson, Rembrandt created space by placing him diagonally, a method often used by Caravaggio.
The exhibition includes work from global collections, such as The Supper at Emmaus from London's National Gallery.
Caravaggio died four years after Rembrandt was born, but the latter's output shows he learned much from his predecessor.
More than 25 works feature in the Rembrandt-Caravaggio exhibition, which runs from 24 February to 18 June.