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Painting of the Week: The Denial of Saint Peter

Caravaggio’s Denial of Saint Peter is thought to be one of the artist’s two last works (the other being The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula). [Read more…]

Painting of the Week: The Woman Taken in Adultery

In The Woman Taken in Adultery, Rembrandt beautifully portrays the well-known story of Jesus defending an accused adulterer and teaching a lesson on compassion and hypocrisy.

Jesus’ stature is exaggerated to make him seem taller (and thus morally superior) to those trying to trick him. He is brightly lit with a compassionate expression, emphasizing the central theme of the narrative. [Read more…]

Painting of the Week: Samson and Delilah

This work by Rembrandt, Samson and Delilah, is characteristic of the artist’s ability to capture the narrative behind his paintings.

When Samson tells Delilah the secret to his superhuman strength, that he doesn’t cut his hair to uphold his vow to God, Delilah deceives him. [Read more…]

Painting of the Week: David with the Head of Goliath

This morbid piece from Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is called David with the Head of Goliath. It depicts the exact moment in 1 Samuel 17:57 where David presented the Philistine’s head in triumph to Saul. [Read more…]

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