Jan Lievens – “Forgotten Dutch Master”

I recently saw this exhibit at the National Gallery. Lievens was a contemporary and friend of Rembrandt who became somewhat overshadowed, partly because some of his work was later mis-attributed to Rembrandt. The exhibit is an attempt to give him his proper due. I thought that his “Raising of Lazarus” was particularly striking. (This image is reversed from the actual painting where Christ is on the left and the onlooking crowd is on the right, but it gives the idea. Note the ghostly hands rising out of the crypt in the lower right.)

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Very cool and worth checking out if you’re in DC. (And you can’t beat the price!)

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