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spanishbaroqueart:

Francisco de Zurbarán
Benjamin, ca. 1640-45

“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil.” (Gen. 49:27). Benjamin was the last-born of Jacob’s twelve sons, and the second and last son of Rachel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He was the progenitor of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. In the Qur’an, Benjamin is referred to as righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against Joseph.
Apr 24, 2014 / 33 notes

spanishbaroqueart:

Francisco de Zurbarán

Benjamin, ca. 1640-45

“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil.” (Gen. 49:27). Benjamin was the last-born of Jacob’s twelve sons, and the second and last son of Rachel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He was the progenitor of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. In the Qur’an, Benjamin is referred to as righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against Joseph.

The Prophet Isaiah by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Date: 1726-1729
Apr 24, 2014 / 25 notes

The Prophet Isaiah by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Date: 1726-1729

The Judgment of Solomon by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Date: 1726-1729
Apr 24, 2014 / 57 notes

The Judgment of Solomon by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Date: 1726-1729

Jacob’s Dream by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Date: 1726-1729
Apr 24, 2014 / 31 notes

Jacob’s Dream by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Date: 1726-1729

Hagar in the Wilderness by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Date: 1726-1729
Apr 24, 2014 / 50 notes

Hagar in the Wilderness by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Date: 1726-1729

dutch-and-flemish-painters:

Abraham Van Calraet - White Horse in a Riding School - 
oil on panel, Height: 349 mm (13.74 in). Width: 520 mm (20.47 in).
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
Abraham van Calraet, or Kalraat (7–12 October 1642, Dordrecht – 11 June 1722, Amsterdam) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.
Apr 24, 2014 / 50 notes

dutch-and-flemish-painters:

Abraham Van Calraet - White Horse in a Riding School

oil on panel, Height: 349 mm (13.74 in). Width: 520 mm (20.47 in).

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK

Abraham van Calraet, or Kalraat (7–12 October 1642, Dordrecht – 11 June 1722, Amsterdam) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.

The Sacrifice of Isaac by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Date: 1726-29
Apr 23, 2014 / 43 notes

The Sacrifice of Isaac by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Date: 1726-29

Rachel Hiding the Idols from her Father Laban by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Date: 1726-1729
Apr 23, 2014 / 22 notes

Rachel Hiding the Idols from her Father Laban by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Date: 1726-1729

The Three Angels Appearing to Abraham by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Date: 1726-1729
Apr 23, 2014 / 32 notes

The Three Angels Appearing to Abraham by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Date: 1726-1729

Apr 23, 2014 / 12 notes
Apr 21, 2014 / 1,353 notes

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 Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656)

A baroque painter and follower of Caravaggio, Gentileschi is widely held to be the most important and accomplished woman artist before the modern period and one of the great artists of the Italian Baroque.

While the few woman painters of the time were largely restricted to domestic scenes and still lifes, Artemisia began, from a young age, to paint large-scale paintings of historical and religious subjects. Her most appreciated works nowadays display Caravaggesque  use of chiaroscuro and high drama.  

Some of her most famous paintings reflect her interest in  depicting mythic-heroic women. These works have been described as proto-feministic in their depictions of their female subjects and in their subversion of the representations of these women typically found in male contemporaries’ works.

Originally tutored by her father, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia was raped  as a young woman by a friend of her father’s, who had taken over her tutelage. During a high-profile trial in which Artemisia testified against her rapist, she was subjected to humiliation and torture in order to ‘prove’ her claims. Critics have often tied these events in her own life into Gentileschi’s work as an artist, seeing her images of female vengeance, violence and strength as a cathartic and therapeutic representation of Artemisia’s anger and trauma.

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Apr 19, 2014 / 2,051 notes

detailsdetales:

The Entombment, detail (c. 1612)

Peter Paul Rubens

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spanishbaroqueart:

Francisco de Zurbarán
Alvar Velázquez de Lara
Painting from the series 'The Seven Infants of Lara' (a Spanish Medieval legend)
Apr 13, 2014 / 66 notes

spanishbaroqueart:

Francisco de Zurbarán

Alvar Velázquez de Lara

Painting from the series 'The Seven Infants of Lara' (a Spanish Medieval legend)

polyeucte-de-melitena:

Abraham Brueghel (Flemish, 1631-1690), Garland of Flowers, 1660s. Oil on canvas, 97 x 74 cm.
Apr 11, 2014 / 90 notes

polyeucte-de-melitena:

Abraham Brueghel (Flemish, 1631-1690), Garland of Flowers, 1660s. Oil on canvas, 97 x 74 cm.

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Saint Jerome by Caravaggio
Date: 1606
Apr 9, 2014 / 101 notes

Saint Jerome by Caravaggio

Date: 1606