Rembrandt’s Representations of Biblical Scenes

Event Type Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture , Educational Lectures , Free Programs
Date calendar  Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time clock  6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Location FIA Theater

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Shelley Perlove, Professor of Art History 

Rembrandt’s Representations of Biblical Scenes focuses on the emotional content and religious significance of Rembrandt's images of Abraham, David, Saul, and Bathsheba. Dr. Shelley Perlove offers special insights into the trials, passions, temptations, and tragic losses endured by these biblical figures, who were heroic and bigger than life, yet also eminently human and flawed. Rembrandt was wholly dedicated to probing the depths of human emotion in his art, and Dr. Perlove offers a glimpse into the means by which he accomplished this lifelong goal.

Shelley Perlove, received her doctorate in Art History from the University of Michigan. She is Professor Emerita of the History of Art of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dr. Perlove specializes in Italian and Dutch art of the seventeenth century, especially the art of Rembrandt. She authored Bernini and the Idealization of Death, and co-authored, Rembrandt’s Faith: Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age. Her current book project investigates the religious works of Rembrandt’s pupils.