Baroque Paintings

Baroque Paintings196

Catholic paintings from the Baroque period.

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Saint Dominic in Penitence (1607) by Filippo Tarchiani - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details: Tarchiani transforms a troubling subject—the thirteenth-century founder of the Dominican order flagellating himself—into a serene, meditative composition. With the attention of a still-life painter, he isolates a series of captivating motifs, including the linearity of the altarpiece viewed in profile contrasted with the soft folds of Dominic’...

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The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John (1624–1625) by Hendrick ter Brugghen - Public Domain Bible Painting

Details: Painted roughly a century after the other works in this gallery, Ter Brugghen’s scene of Christ’s crucifixion draws on the dramatic, emotional appeal of earlier religious art to inspire the private prayers of a Catholic viewer. The Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist, who flank the cross,...

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Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb (1606-1669) by Rembrandt van Rijn - Public Domain Bible Painting

Description0:00/2:331×Details: Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb' reveals how imaginatively Rembrandt could interpret traditional religious subject-matter. The scriptural source for this scene is the Gospel of St John (20:11-18), who describes in some detail the burial and subsequent resurrection of Christ following the...

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