Gospel Paintings

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Catholic paintings about the Gospel.

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The Annunciation (1485-1492) by Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi) - Public Domain Bible Painting

Details: One of the most celebrated paintings in the Robert Lehman Collection, this depiction of the Annunciation unfolds in a classicizing architectural interior rendered with one-point perspective to create the illusion of depth, a technique achieved in early fifteenth-century Florence. The incised lines visible on the panel's surface are evidence...

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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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The Feast of Herod and the Beheading of the Baptist (1330–1335) by Giovanni Baronzio - Public Domain Bible Painting

Details: One of the most important surviving examples of fourteenth-century painting from Rimini (on Italy’s Adriatic coast), this panel was one of eight scenes depicting the life of Saint John the Baptist from a now-dismembered altarpiece. Riminese painters of the first half of the fourteenth century were indebted to...

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Transfiguration of Christ Illuminated Gospel (14th–15th century) by the Amhara Peoples - Public Domain Ethiopian Orthodox Painting

Details: This illuminated manuscript of the Four Gospels was created at a monastic center in northern Ethiopia. Twenty full-page paintings depict scenes from the life of Christ and four portraits of the evangelists introduce the respective Gospel texts. The New Testament was translated from Greek into Geez, the classical language...

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Presentation of Christ in the Temple Illuminated Gospel (14th–15th century) by the Amhara Peoples - Public Domain Ethiopian Orthodox Painting

Details: This illuminated manuscript of the Four Gospels was created at a monastic center in northern Ethiopia. Twenty full-page paintings depict scenes from the life of Christ and four portraits of the evangelists introduce the respective Gospel texts. The New Testament was translated from Greek into Geez, the classical language...

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