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16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

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The stories of the Bible, both in the Old and New Testaments are some of the most evocative in literature and are at the very heart of western culture. It is, therefore, no surprise that so many great artists decided to turn to the Bible for inspiration. Here are some of the greatest paintings inspired by the Bible.

1. Saul and David, by Rembrandt van Rijn

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

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Rather than dress them in European garb, as was common then, Rembrandt imagined the Biblical king as an Ottoman sultan.

2. The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

Sadly, the legendary fresco has fallen into disrepair with the years. It is noteworthy for portraying the shocked reaction of the disciples to Jesus’ proclamation of the coming betrayal.

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3. The Judgment of Solomon, Nicolas Poussin

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

4. Judith Beheading Holofernes, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

5. The Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

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6. The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones, Gustave Dore

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

Dore is one of the most famous Biblical illustrators, having created hundreds of engravings of Biblical stories.

7. The Battle of Jericho, Johann Heinrich Schönfeld

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

8. The Adoration of the Magi, Peter Paul Rubens

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16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

9. Moses on Mount Sinai, Jean-Léon Gérôme

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

10. Sacrifice of Isaac, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

11. Ruth in the Field of Boaz, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

12. Creation of Adam, Michelangelo

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

The famous ceiling Fresco in the Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s most well-known masterpieces.

13. Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Alexandre Louis Leloir

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

14. The Adoration of the Golden Calf, Nicolas Poussin

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

15. The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, Francesco Hayez

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories

16. Death of the Pharaoh’s Firstborn Son, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

16 Great Paintings Taken Out From Bible Stories



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