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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Leave a comment to share your thoughts and impressions with others about Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus.

how unbelievable that the glorious beauty and strength of Christ can be captured with monochrome lines and shading on a blank sheet of paper-Rembrandt was remarkable artist...

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walt - 9.24.2011 - 1:36 PM
We came with a group from St. Mark's Church Philadelphia - fantastic exhibit!

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David Marshall - 9.24.2011 - 10:45 AM
I love the exhibit. All of the paintings had a very personal feel.

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Maura - 9.23.2011 - 8:27 PM
Really appreciated the video on print making and dry point. It was very informative and shed light on the genius innovative mind of Rembrandt. The rest of the exhibit was simply beautiful.

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PBU student - 9.23.2011 - 7:38 PM
a truly amazing display. Words cannot describe the quality of the work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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shawn - 9.23.2011 - 6:47 PM
Much more than $25 value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't even express in words

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Sohyun - 9.23.2011 - 3:13 PM
This exhibit shows that Rembrandt painted his portraits with a lot of penetrating feeling. Although he employed a model to sit for the 'the faces', something quite intangible comes through his depictions of Jesus; they are not mere verisimilitudes.

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Dante G. Celia - 9.23.2011 - 8:53 AM
The Jesus captured herein hundreds of years ago... open, loving, forgiving, long suffering... invites us still to come unto Him all who are weary and find rest...

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Deborah - 9.21.2011 - 2:31 PM
Simply put, the exhibit is remarkable. The audio tour is exceptional and the wall signs in each room are very helpful in appreciating how significant the seven "faces" paintings really are. Someone asked about time: Since I too am bringing a group, I "scouted out" the exhibit to see how long it might take. The exhibit is extremely well organized. I read everything, listened to everything on the Audio guide, stopped at every one of the items on display, saw the video on print-making and went back to look again at the works I especially enjoyed, and I was able to do it all in just about an hour.

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Bruce Davidson - 9.21.2011 - 1:19 PM
I really enjoyed the exhibit. I especially liked the sketch of the last supper with the dog at the feet of the apostles in the sketch. And also you could see Mary behind Jesus in the sketch. I liked learning about how Rembrandt used the face of a Jewish person to depict Jesus making it in my opinion a more authenic looking Jesus. As a member, I'm really looking forward to the Van Gogh exhibit in February. I also want to mention how gorgeous the outside grounds of the museum are. I can't wait to come back and have a picnic outback.

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Helen Burke - 9.21.2011 - 11:28 AM
Powerful - Wonderful exhibit. My first visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum was something to be treasured. I am looking forward to my next visit!

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Gail Schoenenberger - 9.21.2011 - 10:39 AM
I was wondering how long you would give yourself to really see this exhibit? I am planning a trip with a group of women. How was the food at the museum?

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Mary Lynn - 9.19.2011 - 6:04 PM
Oh I agree Old Chap I am very astounded with the amount of work one amazing man can do in one life time!!!!! yes very glad, very glad indeed

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Ian St.John - 9.18.2011 - 4:43 PM
The exhibit was amazing, glad I came!!!!

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Jonathan Woo - 9.18.2011 - 4:37 PM
Very interesting but not free of historic mistake: in the 1600 Poland is being presented as oppressive to Jews; in the contrary Poland gave asylum to Jew escaping oppression in other parts of Europe

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ASP - 9.18.2011 - 4:02 PM
Very nice exhibition and comments were just the right length and informative! Thank you so much!

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anna :) - 9.18.2011 - 4:00 PM
who was that blonde

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Anonymous - 9.18.2011 - 3:56 PM
Excellent exhibit, however; many of the "popular culture" Jesus gift items are in very poor taste and insulting to Christians.

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JPB - 9.18.2011 - 1:52 PM
I LIKE CHOCOLATE

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His Brother - 9.17.2011 - 3:41 PM
The fact that the exit gift shop contained action figures of Jesus shows that while the art museum is perfectly happy to display the face of Christ as depicted by Rembrandt, they are still plenty irreverent...!

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A Satirist - 9.17.2011 - 3:38 PM

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