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Illuminating Rembrandt’s Biblical Paintings

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Included with museum admission

Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2pm - 3pm

Reservations by October 1

Location: Morse Auditorium

Illuminating Rembrandt’s Biblical Paintings

Professor Henk van Os, former director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, returns to PEM to talk about three famous Rembrandt paintings in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia: The Sacrifice of Isaac, The Holy Family and The Return of the Prodigal Son. Van Os investigates the iconography of these works and the artistic challenges they presented to Rembrandt, illuminating the painter's unique approach to these iconic biblical themes. 

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