The Ascension of Christ, 1636
This forms part of a series of three paintings representing the Entombment, Resurrection, and as depicted in this piece, the Ascension of Christ.
Vertical, and arched at the top, Christ is depicted as the central figure, although the focus is not specifically there.
Typical characteristics of his work at the time, include the central figure in darkened surroundings as the only element that is bright, as well as the statement of meaningful eyes.
The divine light portrays both God and the Holy Spirit.
Angels appear in the clouds whilst disciples look on in amazement.
The secretary to the Prince of Orange, Constantijn Huygens commissioned these from Rembrandt.
Oil on canvas