Monday, December 23, 2013

Sodom and Gomorrah

Pulp cover by the famous American illustrator Robert A. Maguire. The biblical sins are converted into a great spectacle.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Severe Business

Salome by the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610). There's no triumph only the severe contemplation of death.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dramatic Scenery

Jephtah's Daughter (1859-60) by the French painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Degas painted only very few mytological or biblical subjests, he was much more interested in everyday life scenes. This painting is one of his early works when he returned from Italy where he was influenced by the great masters of traditional painting.