Baroque Paintings

Baroque Paintings235

Catholic paintings from the Baroque period.

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The Apparition of John of Capistrano to Peter of Alcantara (1692) by Luca Giordano - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Saint of the Day: October 26 About the Image: "The Apparition of John of Capistrano to Peter of Alcantara" by Luca Giordano, created in 1692, is a dramatic and spiritually evocative piece that masterfully utilizes Baroque techniques to tell a narrative filled with profound religious sentiment. Let's explore the details,...

The Return of the Prodigal Son (1667/1670, Spain) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Public Domain Catholic Painting

About the Image: Murillo's great talent for dramatic painting is apparent in this monumental depiction of the familiar parable of the prodigal son, an allegory of repentance and divine forgiveness. With players and props effectively placed to underscore the drama, it is reminiscent of a well-staged theater piece. The artist...

An Elderly Man in Prayer (Dutch, 1606–1669) by follower of Rembrandt van Rijn - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details: Toward the end of his life, Rembrandt explored religious themes from an intimate perspective, producing a number of works for a possible Apostle series. The personal religiosity of An Elderly Man in Prayer, formerly attributed to Rembrandt, bears resemblance to such late works. Seated with eyes nearly closed and...

The Apparition of the Virgin to Saint Albert the Great by Vicente Salvador Gomez (1660) - Public Domain Catholic Painting

"Saint Albert the Great" is a Catholic saint, bishop, and philosopher. He lived during the 13th century and was known for his extensive writings on various subjects, including theology, natural science, and metaphysics. He is considered one of the greatest theologians and philosophers of the Middle Ages. Vicente Salvador Gómez...

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