Religious figures and events
A collection of artworks from popular figures and events form various religions.
Samson had mighty strength and was captured by the Philistines. He was humiliated while chained between pillars. He collapsed the building killing himself and everyone else, as depicted in this piece.
The tower of Babel was built to reach the heavens, and serve as a world government by Nimrod. God thwarted the construction by confusing the people by languages. This painting shows its massive size.
This painting depicts Jesus Christ on the cross. The image is mostly dark, but with a soft pale Christ looking up to the heavens. Crossbones and a skull lie beneath him; death below and life above.
This is a statue of a golden buddha. He is sitting in his typical position with his legs crossed and left palm pointing up below his belly. The buddha statue symbolizes enlightenment.
The Prodigal Son returns in shame but is welcomed with open arms by his father. His brothers are to the side at a distance. Warm colors show the fathers love, and he has typical "Rembrandt" lighting.
All the animals are on their way to the ark, close and in harmony. This is before the biblical flood. Soft and smooth texture. The eye is directed towards the center by vectors, showing movement.
The cry of the slaves in Egypt to the Lord. Their hands are rough and lined from hard labor. They are reaching up, with red blood.
Saint Anthony being tormented by supernatural creatures while a pilgrimage in the desert. The creatures represent temptation, and how difficult it is was to resist. The oil painting has sharp points.
A sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo commissioned by Pope Julius II. Made with marble. He is holding the Tables of the Law. Moses is a prominent figure in Christian and Jewish history.
Saint Peter and Saint Paul were two apostles who were in disagreement, as depicted in their body positions; intertwined but not touching. There is a halo of blue behind each head. Oil on Canvas.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Kimbell Art Museum
The State Hermitage Museum
The Wilanów Palace Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum
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