|Toronto (St George Campus)
lthough art historians have spilled much ink on Rembrandt and van Gogh, the question "How does their art reveal their spirituality?" is seldom asked. Answering that question will be the focus of this course. Henri Nouwen's most popular book, The Return of the Prodigal Son is a reflection on Rembrandt's painting; and Nouwen gave a course at Yale three times in the 1970s on the art and ministry of Vincent van Gogh. We will use Nouwen's reflections as a jumping off point for our own as we consider how Rembrandt's and van Gogh's spirituality is expressed by their art and what that might mean for us today.
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Students will be able to access Nouwen's course materials on van Gogh at the Henri Nouwen Archives at St. Michael's College Library. The course will also include two trips to the Art Gallery of Ontario to view and reflect on some artwork of Rembrandt and van Gogh.
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