Tag: Biblical

Susanna e i vecchioni (c.1555-1556)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Susanna e i vecchioni (Susanna and the Elders) c.1555–1556 Oil on canvas, 146 × 193.6 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Compare: Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Susanna e i Vecchioni 1552–1555 Museo del Prado, Madrid     Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Susanna e…

The Betrayal of Christ (late 1650s)

Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678) The Betrayal of Christ late 1650s Oil on canvas, 225.5 x 246.3 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland After the deaths of fellow Flemish painters Peter Paul Rubens in 1640 and Anthony van Dyck in 1641, Jordaens became…

Lot e le sue figlie (c.1622)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Lot e le sue figlie (Lot and His Daughters) c.1622 Oil on canvas, 151.8 × 189.2 cm Getty Center, Los Angeles From the safety of the cave where they have taken refuge, Lot’s daughters appear absorbed by an…

Il ritrovamento di Mosè (early 1630s)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Il ritrovamento di Mosè (The Finding of Moses) early 1630s Oil on canvas, 257 × 301 cm National Gallery, London In this vast canvas Orazio Gentileschi depicts the Old Testament story of the Finding of Moses (Exodus 2:2-10).…

The Light of The World (1851-1856)

Hunt, William Holman (1827-1910) The Light of The World 1851–1856 Oil on canvas, 49.8 x 26.1 cm Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Painting in the shape of an arched doorway. Standing at a wooden doorway with rusted hinges and overgrown with ivy and…

The Triumph of the Innocents (1883-1884)

Hunt, William Holman (1827-1910) The Triumph of the Innocents 1883–1884 Oil on canvas, 156.2 x 254 cm Tate Britain, London Hunt began painting this subject while on a visit to the Holy Land in the 1870s. It shows Mary, Joseph and…

The Triumph of the Innocents (1876-1887)

Hunt, William Holman (1827-1910) The Triumph of the Innocents 1876–1887 Oil on canvas, 157.5 × 247.5 cm Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Mary and the infant Christ on the donkey are being led on their nocturnal flight to Egypt by Joseph. They…

Caïn (1880)

Cormon, Fernand (1845-1924) Caïn 1880 Oil on canvas, 400 x 700 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris This painting illustrates the miserable destiny of Cain, the elder son of Adam and Eve, who after the murder of his younger brother Abel was condemned…