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".
Rest on the Flight to Egypt (re-worked), 1519
Mountainous landscape with Saint Jerome and his lion, 1519
Rest on the Flight into Egypt (detail), 1520
Patinir-Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1520 (Original Recreation)
The Martyrdom of Four Saints, 1523
Dipinti per la Scuola Grande di San Marco, 1526
Madonna with the Long Neck, 1534
Adoration of the Shepherds, 1540
The Last Judgement: Christ the Judge, 1541
Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples, c. 1547
Miracollo dello Schiavo , 1548
Esther before Ahasuerus, 1547-48
Judith and Holofernes, 1550s
La Principessa, San Georgio e San Luigi, 1553
Jesus among the doctors in the temple, 1558
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