Aristotle with a Bust of Homer by Rembrandt in the year 1653. Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, also known as Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer, is an oil-on-canvas painting by Rembrandt that depicts Aristotle wearing a gold chain and contemplating a sculpted bust. It was created as a commission for Don Antonio Ruffo's collection. It was bought and sold to several collectors until it eventually ended up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The mysterious tone in the painting has led several scholars to different interpretations of Rembrandt's theme.