With the creation of the dramatic "Supper at Emmaus" (Louvre)
and a series of intimate oil sketches of Christ on oak panels,
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) overturned the entire history of
Christian art. Traditionally, when depicting Christ, artists had
relied on rigidly copied prototypes and icons. Among Rembrandt's
innovations was his use of a Jewish model to portray a Christ
imbued with empathy, gentleness, grace, and faithfulness to
Lavishly illustrated, this captivating and important book
presents the seven known panels, along with more than 60 paintings,
drawings, and prints by Rembrandt and his pupils. Essays by expert
contributors offer insights into the production of the panels and
their relationship to other works in Rembrandt's oeuvre; how he
changed the meaning and status of the canonical image of Christ in
northern European art; and much more. "Rembrandt and the Face of
Jesus" is a marvelously intriguing study of how one of the greatest
painters of the Dutch Golden Age revolutionized an aspect of art
history dating to antiquity.
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