Sunday, April 29, 2012

Elegant Judith

Judith and Holofernes (1577/78) by the Italian Renaissance painter Tintoretto (1518–1594).

Monday, April 23, 2012

Poor Hagar

Abraham sending away Hagar and Ishmael by the Flemish Baroque painter Anthonis van Dyck. Hagar looks still like a seductress because she is half-naked while in the back the chaste Sarah can be seen.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sweet Susanna

Susanna and the Elders (1751) by the Italian painter Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708-1787). It’s mostly a a neoclassical painting with a strong rococo influence – i.e. the sweet surprised girl.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lost Paradise

Eve (1911) by the British painter John Collier (1850-1934).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Good selling Sins

Paulette Goddard as evil pagan princess in the movie "Sins of Jezebel" from 1953. That’s how people imagined bible women in the 1950s.