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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Rembrandt and the Bible

NOTE: I will be working with lasers, holography, and several of Rembrandt's etchings in the upcoming year of 2018. I will be posting project updates here @ Wonders of the Bible blog.

Christ Preaching: Rembrandt spent many years creating well-known, copper plate etchings with Biblical themes from both the Old and New Testament. He focused a great deal of attention on the life and activities of Jesus Christ. This print is struck from Rembrandt's original work by Charles Amand-Durand. These are considered to be the finest posthumous Rembrandt prints in the world today. Amand-Durand was quite clever and innovative: instead of working from Rembrandt's existing plates from the 1600's -- which were quite old and worn out by the 1800's -- he used a new technique of the day titled "heliography", which allowed him to work with Rembrandt's earliest, untouched museum prints. His resulting 19th century prints were so accurate that only a handful of experts throughout the world could distinguish them apart. This print is in the Wonders of the Bible collection. God Bless You Today and Every Day.