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Friday, September 16, 2011

"Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" Exhibition

When Paige and I were in Paris we toured the Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus exhibition at the Louvre. I learned so much about Rembrandt, his culture and his thoughts on Christ as a result of that visit. The exhibition included over eighty works of Rembrandt on the subject. What an experience!


The works gained attention not just because of Rembrandt's mastery, but because of his focus on Christ's ethnicity (it is assumed he used a young Jew from Amsterdam as a model) and Christ's humanity. The portrayal of Jesus as a real man with human emotions was revolutionary at the time.

That exhibition is now closed at the Louvre, but has moved closer to home. It is currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from August 3rd through October 30th.


PD via Wikimedia Commons
 Then it comes even closer to Wisconsin. "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" exhibition will be at the Detroit Institute of Arts from November 20th through February 12, 2012.


Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be heading to the State Fair Grounds in Milwaukee later today. Sally and Mickey the horse will be showing in trail, hunter under saddle, showmanship, and equitation on Saturday.


Next week I'll share a few final moments from Amsterdam, and then our trip comes to a close. Thanks for taking the journey with us.