This painting by Jan-Baptist Huysmans, a Belgian orientalist painter, depicts the Algerian Emir Abdelkader protecting Christians during the 1860 massacre by the Druze in Damascus.
We all have different struggles in this world and everything will pass by in the end. The other day I was thinking about an art historian I used to know. This lady was one of the leading experts on Vincent… Read More ›
The Devil carries Jesus [ie God Himself!] up to a mountain to tempt him with an earthly kingdom (Luke 4:5–8; Matthew 4:8–10)
~ Missal, France c.1470-75; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 425, fol. 48r.
Portrait of Vincenzo Guarignoni, by Giovanni Battista Moroni , c. 1572. The Latin inscription gives the sitter’s name and age (45), as well as the painting’s date. Guarignoni came from a prominent family in the northern Italian city of Bergamo…. Read More ›
Vasily Ivanovich Surikov – Temptation of Christ ‘Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at… Read More ›