Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus (April 21 to July 18, 2011)

The Heads of the Christ - Rembrandt
To paint Christ from life… It is this puzzling idea, that a picture of Christ could be painted “from life,” which prompted this exhibition, Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. The face, physiognomy, physique, outline, even silhouette of a person, a legend and his memory… Rembrandt’s portrayal of Christ in silhouette in Pilgrims at Emmaus (Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André) poses the problem of the mystery of Christ's resurrection whilst reminding us that there is no first-hand description of his actual appearance. Rembrandt discarded the time-worn, formulaic image of Christ. Read more.
Closed Tuesday. Musée du Louvre (1e) - Tél. 01 40 20 53 17 -

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