Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Biblical Perspectives

 We begin today with Head Of An Old Woman, by Peter Paul Rubens, dating circa 1615.

Another work by Rubens is a dramatic one: The Entombment, done circa 1612-14

I glanced down from the balcony to the reflecting pool below and took this shot.

This is from the workshop of Rubens, and reflects the Biblical theme in this particular area. Christ dates to around 1612.

Here we have a painting by Rembrandt. The Tribute Money is an oil painting dating to 1629.

I finish today with another Rembrandt. A Jewish Heroine From The Hebrew Bible dates back to 1632-33.


  1. Rubens was a master in painting shades and light !

  2. Beautiful paintings, I like the view of the reflecting pool. Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. ...the view of the reflecting pool is spectacular.

  4. Great art and artists!
    Have a blessed day!

  5. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Gattina: he was a master.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: a lot of it.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Tom: I quite agree.

    @Lea: thank you.

  6. I love the spot of light in the Rembrandts.

  7. I like that view looking down at the reflecting pool.

  8. Rubens and Rembrandt, two favorites. That opening portrait -- fantastic. She jumps off the canvas.

  9. Ruben's "Christ," is puzzling, unexpected clear skin, no bleeding, no wounds, and a strange look on His face.

  10. Which Jewish heroine? What did she do?

  11. Son muy buenas obras y con excelentes detalles.

  12. @RedPat: that they are.

    @Marie: a particular skill of his.

    @Sharon: I do as well.

    @Jeanie: she does, yes.

    @Maywyn: I'd like to see the direct version by Rubens and compare it to that of his apprentice.

    @Sandi: could be Judith, Esther... or Bathsheba. Or someone else. Rembrandt played his cards close to the vest on that one.

    @Ventana: thank you.

  13. Rubins art works are so touchingly realistic. A joy to see!

  14. Love Rubens 'Old Woman' ~ glad you had a cold front come thru ~ we are due for one ~ am ready ~ LOL

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Beautiful paintings especially the 1st one and the reflecting pool.

  16. The reflecting pool relaxes even from afar.

  17. I think Rembrandt is still the master of painted light.