Divine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham And The Angels by Joanna Sheers SeidensteinDivine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham And The Angels by Joanna Sheers Seidenstein

Divine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham And The Angels

byJoanna Sheers Seidenstein

Hardcover | June 16, 2017

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In 1646, on a panel fewer than nine inches wide, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) produced one of his most captivating images. In private hands and publicly exhibited only a handful of times, this extraordinary painting,Abraham Entertaining the Angels, is among the artist's lesser-known masterpieces and it is the inspiration forDivine Encounter. Rembrandt took an unusual and dramatic approach to Biblical subjects. He made use of the viewer's knowledge of the subject whilst finding ways to bring the familiar to life, a challenge he took on throughout his career.Abraham and the Angels is presented alongside a selection of Rembrandt's treatments of other biblical episodes in which Abraham encounters God and his angels. These are examined as a group, compared with versions by Rembrandt's contemporaries, and considered in relation to theological, philosophical and artistic debates of the period. This volume is a rare chance to see his exquisite painting by Rembrandt van Rijn alongside a selection of the artist's treatments of other biblical episodes, and works by his contemporaries. Rembrandt took an unusual and personal approach to biblical subjects, exploring the nature of divine encounter and the complexities of its representation, making use of the viewer's knowledge of the subject whilst finding ways to bring the familiar to life. A book for art, biblical and philosohpy studentsDivine Encounter examines these works as a group and considers them in relation to theological and artistic debates of the period.
Joanna Sheers Seidenstein is the 2015?17 Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection, New York. She is a doctoral candidate at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, where she is writing a dissertation on Rembrandt's treatments of themes from classical antiquity. From 2009 to 2014, she held the Institute's Kaplan-Fi...
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Title:Divine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham And The AngelsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:72 pages, 7 × 8 × 0.53 inPublished:June 16, 2017Publisher:D Giles LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911282034

ISBN - 13:9781911282037

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