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GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS
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The great Dutch artist Rembrandt was a very devout Christian. Religious art
was a major focus of his paintings and etchings. This became particularly
frequent, after his wife=s
death when he was 38. From 1630 until his death in 1669, Rembrandt created over
800 paintings representing biblical subjects. In fact
stood practically alone as a religious artist, creating for himself a deeply
personal and spiritual record of scriptures@
Jesus Christ was the main focus of his works. Toward the latter part of his
life, he moved near the Jewish quarters and used Jews as his models for Christ.
AThe Saviour was
to be the focus of ...his search for the
In Christ and His forgiveness, he found solace and comfort, during the most
difficult years of His life.
is in God=s
forgiveness of repentant man, one of the greatest themes in the Gospels, that
most succoured Rembrandt during his difficult later life. (Ibid, xx).
Some authors have concluded that Rembrandt was a member
“Mennonite” sect, based on information provided by his pupil Bernhardt Keil.
Some believe that he belonged to a liberal wing of the sect. Others do not go
along with this conclusion but are willing to only accept that he,
a spiritual affinity to this sect, with which he shared many basic beliefs.@
many works are considered to be some of the greatest art works ever created. God=s
presence in Rembrandt=s
life provided inspiration for his masterpieces.
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