On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” an exhibit that gives visitors the unique opportunity to see 22 paintings depicting the artist’s experiments with religious imagery.
This week, exhibition co-curator Lloyd DeWitt spoke with NewsWorks’ Peter Crimmins about the exhibit.”You can’t invent your own Jesus,” DeWitt said. “That’s idolatry. But if you faithfully copy the original, then you have a true image.”DeWitt says visitors will see sketches and experiments leading to finished works when they visit the museum’s exhibition. Among those sketches, the “Supper at Emmaus,” which shows Jesus with dark hair and a strong nose and brow.The exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art runs through the end of October.Click here to see the exhibit in pictures from NewsWorks.org.