The National Catholic Review
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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.

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Comments

lennard garnett | 7/26/2013 - 10:36am

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.

JOHN METZLER | 10/26/2011 - 10:17pm
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"?
ANN JOHNSON | 10/26/2011 - 12:46am
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.

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