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Rembrandt, the famous Dutch artist, painted his famous “Three Crosses” in 1653. The painting presents a harsh DEPICTION of the CRUCIFIXION of Jesus hanging lifeless between two thieves. At the foot of the cross are SOLDIERS and ONLOOKERS. As you scan the CROWD gathered at the FOOT of the CROSS, you’d notice how the Dutch Artist had captured various FACIAL EXPRESSIONS and ACTIONS of the PEOPLE. Some are LAUGHING, some CRYING, others are BEWILDERED.

What is most fascinating about the PAINTING, is a lone FIGURE standing in the SHADOWS. It is representation of Rembrandt himself. This was Rembrandt’s way of saying, “I was there, too. My sins helped NAIL Jesus to the CROSS, too.”

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