Posts tagged Art History
Rembrandt: All Things to All Men

As with great works of imaginative literature, masterworks of art move us to understand and appreciate the human condition. And no master artist moves us better than Rembrandt. In his more than three hundred paintings, Rembrandt’s focus is riveted on what is real—specifically, the imperfect and yet glorious spectacle of human existence.  

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Our Latest Initiative: July, 2017

In July, Cana Academy president Andrew Zwerneman participated in the Regional Conference for the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education. Cana Academy conducted our latest VISIONS seminar at Hubbard Hill Retirement Community and hosted clergy and staff from Saint Philip Catholic Church for our first Cana Table Seminar in our now fully furnished headquarters in Falls Church. 

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Self-Inspection or Self-Promotion?: Two Self-Portraits

At first glance, the two portraits appear quite similar. However, a closer look at each self-portrait reveals crucial discrepancies that point to two dramatically different motivations: While it is clear that Leyster’s work falls into the self-promotion category, Rembrandt seems to be moved by a desire to understand himself both as a man and as a subject.

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