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The Recitation Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 1891
Rembrandt's Great Challenge: Visualizing Jesus
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Rembrandt pursued a lifelong search for an image of Jesus. The Dutch artist drew upon such famous predecessors as Albrecht Dürer for his interpretations, but his profoundly moving figures of Jesus are singular in the history of Western art. Shelley Perlove investigates the artist's paintings and prints of biblical narratives to reveal Rembrandt's distinctive approach to the life of the Christian savior as a Jew.
Sponsored by Learning and Interpretation
Image Credit: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch 1606–69); Seated Man with Long Hair, Hands Folded, ca. 1648; black chalk on paper. Collection Bob P. Haboldt