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Rembrandt and the face of Jesus 1 edition

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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 nature. 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. - Publisher.

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Rembrandt and the face of Jesus
edited by Lloyd DeWitt ; with contributions by Lloyd DeWitt ... [et al.].

Published 2011 by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Musée du Louvre, Detroit Institue of Arts, In association with Yale University Press in Philadelphia, PA, Paris, [Detroit, Mich.], [New Haven, Conn.] .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Perception and belief : the image of Christ and the meditative turn in Rembrandt's religious art / George S. Keyes
The heads of Christ : a technical survey / Mark Tucker, Lloyd DeWitt, and Ken Sutherland
Rembrandt's Jesus / Larry Silver and Shelley Perlove
Testing tradition against nature : Rembrandt's radical new image of Jesus / Lloyd DeWitt
The heads of Christ in the context of the tronie / Franziska Gottwald
The Orient and Rembrandt's redefinition of Christ iconography / Blaise Ducos
The impassibility of the gods : Rembrandt and Christ / Blaise Ducos
Chronology / Mark Castro

Edition Notes

Published on the occasion of the exhibition held Apr. 18-July 18, 2011, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Aug.-Oct., 2011, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, and Nov. 2011-Feb. 2012, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit.

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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Library of Congress
ND653.R4 A4 2011

The Physical Object

xv, 255 p.
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9780876332276, 9780876332283, 9780300169577
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