Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Passion series: The Resurrection

oil on canvas (92 × 67 cm) — ca. 1635/39 Museum Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Matthew 28:2

The Bible does not mention the moment of resurrection – a happy hunting-field for artists. Rembrandt paints the moment the guards flee from the angel descending from heaven. The angel lifts the stone covering the grave.

This work is one of the 5 passion paintings by Rembrandt for the stadtholder Frederik Hendrik. The Raising of the Cross, the Descent from the Cross, the Entombment, the Resurrection, the Ascension.

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