Rembrandt at the Vatican
Images from heaven and earth
For the first time the great painter and etcher Rembrandt, the Protestant master from Leiden, arrives in the Pope’s Museums, in the heart of Roman Catholicism, with an exhibition of 55 prints from the Zorn Museum in Sweden and a painting on canvas from the Dutch Kremer Collection.
The curators of this special homage to the Dutch genius are Arnold Nesselrath, delegate of the Department of Arts of the Vatican Museums, and Johan Cederlund, director of the Zorn Museum.
This exceptional exhibition project – a cultural and ecumenical event of historical import, also in the aftermath of Pope Francis’ visit to Sweden for the five-hundredth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation – has been made possible thanks to the special collaboration of the Embassies of Sweden and the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Holy See.