The Depth of Religion

I want to use this gallery to help represent the way that religious artists used the art of spatial perspective in their work.  I am excited to explore the different stems of religion and see all the different ways people found out how to use the magic of perspective in their work.  

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is a popular piece of work. It depicts the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples before he was betrayed by Judas and arrested. The artist did an amazing job portraying the depths of the room and it truly makes Jesus and his disciples pop out.
This piece is titled The Fall of Men by Jan van Hemessen and depicts the moment that Eve falls victim to the serpents enticement and eats the forbidden fruit. I decided to include this art because I particularly like how the artist paints the people in the background to be proportionally smaller.
This piece titled The Trinity by Niccolò di Pietro Gerini is another representation of The Trinity. I included this piece because from a distance it looks almost 3-D and layered. It portrays the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Even though the artist doesn't portray the proportions of the people below the son, I definitely think that he did a great job in portraying the size of the Son and the greater size of the Father.
This painting is titled Christ in the House of Martha and Mary and was painted by Pieter Aertsen in 1553. This picture depicts a house with a feast in the center of it and Jesus in the background talking with Mary and a few other people. The artist did a great job using perspective to show the viewer that Christ was outside the room.
This is meant to be Dome artwork, it is titled St. Agnes is Received into Heaven and it was painted by Giovanni Battista Gaulli after 1689. When I look at this I think I can get lost in the clouds and the center looks like a door straight to the heavens and seems to go forever. I wonder how it would look in person.
This painting is a portrait of Saint Bruno and was painted by Joan Macip or 'Joan de Joanes'. I added this picture in particular because I like the way the artist is uses perspective to show the Saint carrying the cross bearing Jesus.
This piece is named Head of Christ and was painted by Correggio. I decided to include this painting in my gallery because this is a great realistic painting of Jesus. The artist uses shadow and shading to create depth in his painting to make it appear less flat.
This artwork named Adoration of the Trinity by Albrecht Dürer is a representation of The Trinity which is in essence the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The artist did a great job with perspective too, the picture looks almost as if you can reach right inside it.
This is a painting of the famous Tower of Babel painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1565. The story goes that a long time ago everybody shared the same language, and so a bunch of people headed east and started to build a tower that would reach the heavens. The Lord did not like this so he scattered all the people across the Earth and gave them new languages so they couldn't understand each other anymore. I think that the artist did a great job portraying the massive size of the Tower of Babel.
This painting is called Fray Bartolomé de las Casas and was painted by Félix Parra in 1875. This painting has an excellent background and that was what drew me in. It looks almost as if the friar, woman, and deceased man are all statues in a museum.
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