Rembrandt meets Belushi
- Blog Post by: Claude Peck
- September 4, 2012 - 8:38 PM
Could John Belushi have had a past life in 17th-century Amsterdam, where he sat for a portrait by Rembrandt? That question has occurred to more than one patron of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' "Rembrandt in America" show.
A portrait, above, one of the paintings actually attributed to the Dutch master -- in the show's final gallery bears a striking resemblance to a young Belushi, below. It looks like Belushi not only in the face, but in the semi-comical, hands on hip stance of the poser.
The resemblance was noted, below, on the MIA's Facebook page back in July.
Here is Mary Abbe's review of the show when it opened.
And here is Belushi as Beethoven/Ray Charles.
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