Artwork of the Week: January 3, 2021

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Rembrandt, The Star of the Kings

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), The Star of the Kings: A Night Piece, c.1652, etching and drypoint, 3 11/16 x 5 11/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959

Twelfth Night revelers gather around a single point of illumination—the glowing star meant to symbolize the heavenly manifestation which led the three Magi to Christ. We too, during this cold and often dark season, remember the coming of Christ and pray that His light will guide us in the new year as we part with the old and prepare for all that is to come.

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