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The Raising of Lazarus by Rembrandt van Rijn

    The Raising of Lazarus by Rembrandt van Rijn

    The Raising of Lazarus by Rembrandt van Rijn was created in 1630 – 1632. The painting is in Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The size of the work is 96,4 x 81,3 cm and is made of oil on panel.

    Throughout his life Rembrandt treated the stories and parables of the Old and New Testaments in accessible, familiar images. Because the Dutch Reformed Calvinism of his time forbade religious art in churches, public commissions for paintings of biblical subjects were virtually nonexistent, but an enthusiastic private patronage for them thrived, which helps account for the preponderance of religious subjects in Rembrandt’s work. The Raising of Lazarus is Rembrandt’s only painting of this miracle marking the culmination of Christ’s ministry, but he also made drawings and etchings of the same subject. Read more in Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, in the Dutch Republic, now the Netherlands. As a boy, he attended a Latin school. At the age of 13, he was enrolled at the University of Leiden, although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting. In 1624 or 1625, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, which included Gerrit Dou in 1628 and Isaac de Jouderville… Read more

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