Rembrandt's Jesus: A slideshow

Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., reviews the impressive new exhibit of Rembrandt's paintings of Jesus in the October 31 issue of America. Here Fr. O'Donovan narrates a slideshow of selected images from the exhibit, which moves to the Detroit Institute for the Arts on Nov. 20. We recommend you view the slideshow in full-screen mode for best effect.

View the slideshow.

ANN JOHNSON
5 years 4 months ago
Thank you so much for running this show. I had planned to see it in Philadelphia but events intervened. Not only were the pictures wonderful to behold, but the commentary was quite helpful.
JOHN METZLER
5 years 4 months ago
Wonderful, pictures and commentary. Thank you!

Henri Nouwen's Return of the Prodigal Son, A Story of Homecoming is about Rembrandt, and Rembrandt's transformation. If the exhibit ever comes to the Washington, DC area, I will revisit the book to see if I can connect Rembrandt's changing understanding of Jesus as revealed through the images of Jesus, with Rembrandt's own life's drama as revealed in his self portraits. Perhaps a good background read to appreciate more fully Rembrandt's answer to "Who do you say that I am"?
lennard garnett
3 years 7 months ago
I heard about the exhibit from the Detroit Institute for the Arts and wanted to check it out but unfortunately I could not go because of my sister's wedding that was taking place in that week. I helped her to make the arrangements and found the best photographer for her wedding, San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer. I am glad that Fr. O'Donovan created a slideshow with the pictures from the exhibition, they look extraordinary.

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

“My folks taught us that if someone is hungry, you feed them. That if someone is thirsty, you give them drink. If someone is a stranger you welcome them into your home.”
Michael O'LoughlinFebruary 27, 2017
Almost all major cities in the United States have experienced major decreases in violent crime over the past 25 years.
James T. KeaneFebruary 24, 2017
This is not a country at ease with itself, if it ever were. The United Kingdom continues to display more and more intolerance and anger.
David StewartFebruary 24, 2017

On St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate our Irish heritage and our good fortune to be Americans.

George J. MitchellFebruary 24, 2017