Der auferstandene Christus
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn) (1606-1669)

Der auferstandene Christus,

1661
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
78,5 x 63 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
6471
Acquisition
Aus der Schlossgalerie Aschaffenburg; Sammlung von Eltz
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn), Der auferstandene Christus, 1661, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QKGBPVQxBb (Last updated on 10.01.2022)
With this late work, Rembrandt created a particularly haunting and moving painting of Christ after he had risen from the dead. Without showing the marks of the passion and crucifixion, and illuminated by a barely perceivable halo, the life-sized figure of Christ boldly faces the viewer straight on. However, he is not depicted in a triumphal pose. Instead, he looks with benevolence and understanding at the viewer who becomes the direct recipient of the message that the resurrection promises redemption.

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