Rembrandt: A “Selfie” Worth 30 Million Dollars?
A “selfie” worth $30,000,000? What?
A painting was donated to the British National Trust in 2010 that was later identified as a self-portrait by Rembrandt. It is now considered worth at least $30 million, a treasure by one of the greatest painters in all of Europe’s history!
Known not only for his self-portraits but for his biblical themes, Rembrandt created over 300 works inspired by the Bible.
Rembrandt’s religious life was largely unknown.
One of his biblical works, which portrays the younger son from the Parable of the Prodigal Son, includes a self-portrait of Rembrandt as the artist painted himself as the Younger Son.
It is a lasting reminder of Rembrandt’s powerful biblical interpretation!
The Bible—engage in its impact and influence in every aspect of art and life!