Paul Crenshaw, associate professor, Art History, Providence College

A key idea in 17th-century Dutch art distinguished working “from life” and “from the spirit.” Examine some of Rembrandt’s best known works in both respects, taking inspiration from his experiences as well as from his imagination. 

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Above: Rembrandt van Rijn, Maria Bockenolle (Wife of Johannes Elison), 1634. 56.511. Oil on canvas. William K. Richardson Fund.