July 15, 2016
Circle of Rembrandt Harmensz, Van Rijn, Head of Christ, 17th century, oil on panel, 23 3/4 x 19 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Vivian Hotchkiss Leonis Vicondo, 2004.
One of the most influential artists in history, Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn was born on this day in 1606. He is remembered for his beautiful mastery of painting light in his artworks, as well as his many self-portraits and paintings of religious subjects. Rembrandt’s Head of Christ is in the BYU MOA’s permanent collection and display’s Rembrandt’s skill in handling light and faces. This piece will be featured in the upcoming exhibition To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion.
Read more about how this beautiful piece came into the BYU MOA collection on our blog.