Monday, July 7, 2014

Esther before the King

Esther before the King by the ItalianBaroque painter Andrea Celesti (1637-1712).

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Movie Star

Bette Davis as Jezebel 1938.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Salome Receiving Her Trophy

Salome by the Italian Baroque painter Gian Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666).

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Cruel Work

Judith and Holofernes (c 1615-8) by the Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri (1589-1655).

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fleeing Joseph

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife. A Flemish Illumination from the 15th century.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dutch Scenery

Hagar and Ismael in a Dutch landscape by the Dutch Mannerist Painter Abraham Bloemaert (ca.1564-1651).

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Eve Lost

Eve (1889) looks really lost on this painting by the French artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903).

Monday, April 28, 2014

Kind of Salome

A modern interpretation of Salome by the American fantasy artist Gerald Brom (born 1965).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two Intrusive Elders

Susanna_and_the_Elders by Guerrieri by the Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri (1589-1655).

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Freaky Composition

Judith with the Head of Holofernes by theItalian Mannerist painter Jacopo Coppi (1523-1591).

Friday, March 28, 2014

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve a 1956 movie directed by Alberto Gout.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cruel Red

Salome (1899) by the American painter Francis Luis Mora (1874-1940).

Friday, March 7, 2014

Exotic Setting

Vashti Deposed (1890) by the British painter Ernest Normand (1859-1923). Normand was kind of a specialist in mythological and historical nudes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cruel Death

The Death of Jezebel by Coli, G. (1643-81) & Gherardi, F. (1643-1704)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Disguised Seduction

Judah and Tamar (1644) by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680).

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Joseph on the Run

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife (1610) by the Italian Mannerist painter Lodovico Cardi (1559-1613) also known as Cigoli.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Eternal Sin

Daphne Guinness by Markus Klinkoo. The woman with the snake is a popular icon for sin and seduction.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sweet Rebecca

Rebecca at the Well illustration by the American painter Michael Deas. Rebecca is the symbol of a good caring woman and as the mother of Jacob one of the most important matriarchs of the bible.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Peeping Old Men

Susanna and the Elders by the German painter Lovis Corinth (1858–1925).