Sunday, April 24, 2005

Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits

National Gallery of Art, West Building, Main Floor

Went to see a special Rembrandt exhibit today. I love Dutch masters, so I really enjoyed it. Rembrandt painted two pictures of the grieving Mary. I think it is the first time I have seen a painting of Mary as an middle aged woman. She is simply portrayed as a grieving adult. Her eyes are clear but downcast. The Dutch painted women much differently from the Italians or French, resolute with a penetrating look.

No comments: