Coming Home

Coming Home : Rembrandt Van Rijn, the Return of the Prodigal Son, and Images of Christ

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As ships arrived, Rembrandt strolled the Amsterdam docks searching for soft leathers, shining metals, furs ... whatever would make his paintings interesting and challenging for his brush. Along with his many artistic contributions, Rembrandt took the traditional image of Christ in an entirely new direction. He became the first artist to paint Jesus as Semitic, not an Apollo-like European. No artist ever produced the quantity of religious art as this artist did ... even though his life held constant heartache and struggle. "Coming Home" is about the man, his times, and the subjects in his art. Specificially studied is his famous painting, "The Return of the Prodigal Son."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514722623
  • 9781514722626

About Elaine L Wilson

Elaine L Wilson is an artist, author, and lecturer. She has authored numerous books and regularly participates in one person and group shows with her watercolor paintings. She lectures internationally on topics related to artists, art, and history. Her background includes experience as a classroom art educator, an art supervisor for a large public school district, an art museum executive director, and an admissions representative for an art-photography institute. She holds degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University, and administration certification from Temple University. She sat on the board of the Pennsylvania Art Educators Association, served as a statewide conference chair, coordinated the statewide Youth in Art Month programs, and was named one of Pennsylvania's Outstanding Art Educators.
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