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Handle and Rembrandt - two great Baroque protestants Sarah Lenton Wednesday 09 May 2018

Handel and Rembrandt are wonderful examples of that comparative rarity, the Baroque protestant. Both artists were reared in a religious tradition of deep involvement with stories from the bible and were able to translate that involvement into works of art which, by sheer bravura and narrative drive, made them live for their contemporaries. I look at the bible stories such as Belshazzar’s Feast which inspired both artists and show how, astonishingly – given their very different media, paint and music, the two artists seem to bounce off each other.