Bibical Art - Howard Womack

This gallery shows ten different paintings, from various museums and art galleries, depicting various events in the Bible. Art inspired by the stories of Samson, The Prodigal Son, David (before he was King), The Tower Of Babel, Sodom And Gomorra, Joesph, King Solomon, and Noah's Ark are all in this gallery. 

This painting is about Samson. This image depicts the moment right after Delilah (standing at the far right of the painting) cut Samson's hair and has the Philistines tie him up and lead him into captivity for the rest of his life. The lines are mostly vertical with some prominent diagonal lines in there. The form of this painting is very organic and the balance of it is asymmetrical because all the weight is on the left side of the painting. The emphasis in on Samson and the two men tying him up just to the left of the center of the painting.
This picture depicts the Prodigal son returning home, poor and desperate, to his father after he wasted his inheritance on partying, fake friends, etc. The picture uses organic shapes. The father is the emphasis of the painting because his orange shirt and white/gray hair are the brightest things in the painting. The balance of the painting is symmetrical.
This painting is of David when he was a shepherd. He is shown kneeling on top of a lion that he had just killed in order to save a sheep in his flock that the lion had been trying to steal. The picture is organic. It is also asymmetrical because most of the weight is in the bottom half of the painting. David is the emphasis of the painting because he takes up the most space in it, by far.
This painting is of the Tower of Babel. It was a tower that a defiant nation of people were building in order to reach God and the heavens. God thwarted their plan by making the people speak different languages to each other, forcing them quit building and disperse, permanently. The picture is symmetrical from left to right. It's geometrical, and the emphasis is the tower itself because it damn near takes up the whole picture.
This painting depicts the destruction of the neighboring cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The towns were so sinful in the eyes of God that he rained fire and brimstone down on them from the sky. You can see the cities getting burned up in the upper left part of the painting. On the right hand side of the painting, you can see angels leading Abraham and his family away from Sodom and Gomorrah to safety. The emphasis of this painting is on the angels leading Abraham away because that is the brightest part of the painting.
This painting shows an angel announcing the birth of Jesus to shepherds by telling them that a savior has been born in the nearby town of Bethlehem. The picture is organic. It's an asymmetrical picture because all the weight is in the lower right half of the painting. The angel is the emphasis of the painting.
This painting shows Joseph's devious brothers bringing Joseph's coat to their father and lying to him, saying that Joseph had been killed when the truth was they had sold him into slavery. The picture seems symmetrical. The emphasis is all on the right side where the brothers are holding Joseph's coat because that's the brightest part of the painting.
This painting is of King Solomon, shown on the left side of the painting wearing a crown, worshipping a false idol at a ceremony with his many wives, concubines, and a few children. The painting is asymmetrical because most of the weight is on the right hand side. The emphasis is on the women its the lower right hand side of the painting.
This painting is of Noah's ark as Noah was loading the animals on to it, one male and one female of each species of living creature. The world had been so sinful for so long that God was about to kill everybody except for Noah, his family, and the animals by flooding the entire earth. The painting is organic and asymmetrical. The emphasis is on the ark.
The painting is of David posing next to the head of Goliath, who David killed in a battle with the sling hanging down from David's right hand and the rock that David is holding in his left hand. The picture is asymmetrical and David, himself, is the emphasis of the painting.
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