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".
Madonna with Sleeping Child, c.1465-1470
Madonna with the Long Neck, 1534
Madonna with the Siskin, 1506
Magdalene and the Smoking Flame, 1640
Mars and Venus United by Love, c.1570
Martyrdom of St Bartholomew, 1630
Mary Magdalene in the Desert, 1640-1641
Mater Dolorosa, 1655
Matyrdom of the Ten Thousand, 1508
Meditation of St Francis, c.1632
Miracollo dello Schiavo , 1548
Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1659
Mountainous landscape with Saint Jerome and his lion, 1519
Mystic Marriage of St Catherine, 1669
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