15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Christ and the Woman from Samaria
This important moment takes place in the bible book of John, chapter 4 versus 5-42. Christ teaches many useful illustrations in this chapter of the bible, and he exemplifies what it means to be ‘God-like’. He breaks down societal boundaries and lets the woman know she can worship God anywhere (in spirit and truth). The entire example shows us that faith is a dialogue and Christ demonstrates this when he himself opens up saying for the first time, “I, the one speaking to you – I am He” – the Messiah. Rembrandt wonderfully brought this piece of the Christian message to life, and he paid homage to Christ’s promise of eternal life in brilliant detail and composition.