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One of the most fascinating aspects of Rembrandt s extraordinary artistic career is his suite of brooding half length portraits of religious figures from the late 1650s and early 1660s Painted during a difficult time in the artist s lifewhen he no longer enjoyed a ready market for his works and may have turned to his deep religious convictions for solacethese images are among the most evocative Rembrandt created For years scholars have debated whether these paintings were intended as a series, yet until now these works have, unbelievably, never been shown together.An exhibition by the National Gallery of Art and this accompanying catalog assemble seventeen of the paintings for the first time, finally giving the powerful images their due Many of these subtle and wondrous paintings have been identified as images of apostles and evangelists, but among them are also representations of Christ, the Virgin, and still unidentified saints and monks In Rembrandt s typical fashion, the men and women in these portraits peer out of the dark recesses of dimly lit interiors as though burdened by the weight of their spiritual and emotional concerns Yet recent archival research has raised questions about their attribution, the relationships among the paintings, and, in a broader sense, Rembrandt s life and careerissues addressed by the contributors to this volume With its lavish color images and state of the field research, Rembrandt s Late Religious Portraits will make a profound contribution to the understanding of this unique and provocative body of work....

Title : Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits
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ISBN : 0226894436
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University of Chicago Press 1 edition February 18, 2005
Number of Pages : 150 pages
File Size : 966 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits Reviews

  • Dr
    2018-11-08 11:01

    This exhibition showed at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, then at the Getty Center in Los Angeles in 2005

  • Tessa
    2018-11-01 07:49

    Bought this used and it arrived, carefully wrapped, in perfect condition at a price which was about one quarter the price of a brand new book. This book is an accompaniment to an exhibition so in the ideal scenario you would be viewing the actual paintings and then have the book as a guide and a reference. As as a stand-alone reference it is still helpful as the essays are excellent. The reproductions are good quality. But the scale of the book and the reproductions just doesn't convey the power of the paintings. Worth having but makes me wished I had seen the exhibit.

  • Diane
    2018-10-27 13:50

    the painting of the prodigal's return was in this book as I had hoped. It is very interesting to read about the painting with its meanings as well as the other paintings which will take me some time to finish

  • Winnie
    2018-11-06 06:59

    Perfect book in great condition, for a fraction of the original price. Happy with this purchase. Thank you very much.

  • Mary P. Johnson
    2018-10-29 12:44

    This ordered as replacement for treasured volume lost in a move. When the book arrived gift-wrapped and in pristine condition, I immediately looked thru all pages discovering that I admired it more than ever before. I immediately placed it in a prominent place on a shelf devoted to favorite artists. Painter of the soul Rembrandt creates a consummate portrait of Jesus here that for me elevates this volume to a sacred category. So immortal Rembrandt continues to illuminate our lives and souls.

  • Reich Claude
    2018-11-20 10:51

    This book is the catalogue for a marvelous exhibition held at the National Gallery in Washington and the Getty in Los Angeles in 2005. It concentrates on the figures of apostles the artist painted in the late 1650's and early 1660's, complemented with two portraits of the Virgin. There are some fantastic discoveries, such as the little-known 1661 Virgin of Sorrows (in the collection of a small French museum in the city of Epinal)or the haunting Saint Bavo (Göteborgs Konstmuseum). Each painting is thoroughly analysed and the introductory essays written by experts in the field (National Gallery curator Arthur Wheelock especially)show how important religion was to the artist's life and art.