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
The Judgment of Solomon by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Jacob’s Dream by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Hagar in the Wilderness by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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
Rachel Hiding the Idols from her Father Laban by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Three Angels Appearing to Abraham by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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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.
Francisco de Zurbarán
Alvar Velázquez de Lara
Painting from the series 'The Seven Infants of Lara' (a Spanish Medieval legend)
Saint Jerome by Caravaggio