OIL PAINTINGS BY GENRE - Religious Paintings
The themes of religion have provided a lot of the content of painting in the West. In great periods of painting, such as the Renaissance in Europe, the wealthy who could afford to hire artists often subsidized major religious paintings as appropriate to the scale of their own palaces and as gifts to religious institutions.
The church has been described as the "Mother of the Arts." Michelangelo was supported by popes and other princes of the church in the production of his greatest paintings. The painting itself may not have specifically religious subject matter but may be expressive and in that expression reveal something of the grandeur and misery of the human spirit. The artist who paints religious themes in ways that are religiously powerful might just say "I mix my paints with faith".
The Opening of the Fifth Seal, 1608
Saint Gregorie, 1608
Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1608
Raising of the Cross, 1610
The Resurrection of Christ, c.1612
Descent from the Cross, 1612-1614
Virgin in Adoration before the Christ Child, c.1615
The Last Supper, 1615-20
St Martin Dividing his Cloak, c.1618
The Lamentation, 1618-1620
Crowning with Thorns, 1618-1620
Le Couronnement de la Vierge, 1620
Christ After the Punishment, 1620
The Emmaus Disciples, 1622
Adoration of the Shepherds, 1622
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