Perspective of the influence of religion in art: Paintings that gave representation of biblical truth. 

As I research the High renaissance Im so amazed at how common it was to incorporate religion, let alone christ in art. In today's society theres a trend to glorify everything that goes against what christ taught. To research a generation who was all for the spreading of the gospel is simply amazing. My gallery consists of paintings from three different artists Leonardo de Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. - The Fairest of them all De'Mario L. Fleming 

This painting was finished around 1475 by Italian painters Andrea del Verrocchio and Leornardo de Vinci. It depicts the story of Jesus's baptism by john the Baptist. This was actually the beginning of Jesus's ministry. In the scripture it says that the heavens opened and the spirit of God descended upon him as a dove. As you can see in the picture there are 2 angels seated behind Jesus on their knees.
This has always been one of my favorite paintings. Historically, this took place the night before Jesus was taken into custody. Whats demonstrated in this painting in fellowship and communion with the brothers. This is where we christians get the tradition of taking communion elements in the remembrance of jesus life. Leonardo da Vinci painted this in the late 15th century In Milan.
not much information is known about this piece of work, But it was painted in 1493 by Leonardo da Vinci. It was painted around the same time as Leonardo's idea of an helicopter. of course this wasn't invented for more than 450 years afterwards.
The torment of St. Anthony is one of Michelangelo's earliest known paintings. It depicts elements such as the story of Saint Anthony's Temptation, and how he was killed in the desert by demons. Michelangelo gained his inspiration of this painting from Martin Schongauer. Martin engraved an like image when he was 13 years of age. This piece of art was sold for 2 millions dollars in 2008 and taken to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Lamentation, Also known as ( The Lamentation of Christ ) is a depiction of afflicted christ lying in Madonnas lap. His body is lifeless. This painting is also known as the Warwick Pieta after its previous owner.This painting is kept in a British Museum in London.
This painting was also painted by Michelangelo. Michelangelo actually sculpted an actually statue out of a slab of marble of this same depiction. This painting is of the breathless Jesus laying in his mothers arms. This sculpture was made for Cardinal Jean de Bilheres's Funeral monument, but was later moved to basilica in the 18th century.
This is an oil painting of Pope Julius II ( 1511-1512 ) painted by High Renaissance painter Raphael. When it was created it was in the Santa Maria del Popolo church in rome. Something interesting about this painting is that even after the popes death the painting would still having and those who walked past it were frightened by it. The pope himself commissioned this painting as well as the Madonna of Loreto.
To some this painting may be fairly simple. But, an enormous amount of focus went into this painting as well as the psychological context behind it. In the bible the story of mary is told thousands of years before she was conceived. It was in God's plan for Mary to give birth to Jesus Christ through a virgin birth. In the painting you can see the story unfold as the angel tells mary she will give birth to a child. Mary's posture suggests that she is protecting herself as if she's afraid.
The story of the 3 magi in the bible is so amazing to me. Which is why I love this painting. These astrologers, priests, and scientists followed to a star to find jesus. They traveled miles to worship the new born child. This is a great example of blind faith to modern believers. They worship jesus in this painting because he was to become king of this earth. Although the magi are three different people they are also thought to represent 3 different parts of the world
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