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Rembrandt's late religious portraits

Author: Arthur K Wheelock, Jr.Rembrandt Harmenszoon van RijnPeter C SuttonVolker ManuthAnne T WoollettAll authors
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] : National Gallery of Art in association with the University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
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"One of the most fascinating aspects of Rembrandt's extraordinary artistic career is his suite of brooding, pensive half-length images of religious figures from the late 1650s and early 1660s. 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." "This illustrated catalogue, which accompanies an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Portraits Exhibitions
Named Person: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur K Wheelock, Jr.; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Peter C Sutton; Volker Manuth; Anne T Woollett; National Gallery of Art (U.S.); J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN: 0226894436 9780226894430 0894683160 9780894683169
OCLC Number: 56490923
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2005-May 1, 2005, and at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, June 7-Aug. 28, 2005.
Description: 151, [1] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Rembrandt's apostles and evangelists / Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. --
Rembrandt's apostles: pillars of faith and witnesses of the Word / Volker Manuth --
Rembrandt and the Portrait Historié / Peter C. Sutton.
Responsibility: Arthur K. Wheelock Jr ; with Peter C. Sutton and contributions by Volker Manuth and Anne T. Woollett.
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"One of the most fascinating aspects of Rembrandt's extraordinary artistic career is his suite of brooding, pensive half-length images of religious figures from the late 1650s and early 1660s. 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." "This illustrated catalogue, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, brings together seventeen of these majestic paintings. Many have been identified as images of apostles and evangelists, but among them are also representations of Christ and the Virgin, as well as saints and monks. The juxtaposition of these paintings in Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits raises questions about their relationships to each other and, in a broader sense, to Rembrandt's life and career."--Jacket.

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