Sacrifice of Isaac
by Caravaggio Merisi
The artist used a very deep color pallet; utilizing plenty of dark colors to portray the somber mood of the painting. The painting is a direct depiction of the Biblical story from Genesis wherein Abraham is called by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac. This action, in and of itself, is meant to symbolize how God would redeem the world through sacrificing His only son, Jesus. The medium seems to be oil based paints, on a large canvas.