Daniel’s Answer to the King by Briton Rivière (1840-1920) depicts the Biblical hero Daniel who was thrown into a den of hungry lions. Briton Rivière produced a mix of contemporary genre, classical and animal subjects, which was his specialty. In this religious art piece, we can appreciate the realistic details of the lions and the artist’s use of rich colors and lighting used in the painting. We see Daniel (who refused to worship other gods and was arrested for praying) who was thrown into a den of hungry lions calmly looking up towards God as the lions surrounded him. This classic religious painting so beautifully depicts the story of Daniel in the lion’s den and how God protected Daniel and he was not harmed by the lions.
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Silent Night by christian artist Stephen S. Sawyer is a very unique portrayal of Jesus being crucified on the cross. It is a very dark, sad picture of Jesus; depicting His true pain and suffering when He was crucified, taking on the sins of the world, and feeling the pain and rejection of His Heavenly Father when He cried out “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?
“Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” In Matthew 27:45-46
The artist’s use of dark colors gives this painting a particularly dark, ominuous and even morbid feeling, reminding us of the significance of the crucifixion. The lighter blue colors and stars in the background can be seen as a glimmer of hope, foreshadowing the glorious resurrection that was to come.
Moses’ Tabernacle in the Wilderness by Norbert McNulty
Artist Norbert McNulty has faithfully researched the authenticity of this setting for this stunning painting. The meticulous detail and vibrant colors of the night sky makes Moses‘ vision come alive in this incredible old testament religious artwork.
“Moses’ Tabernacle in the Wilderness” was the dwelling place of God on the earth shown to Moses by a vision recorded in Exodus 25: 8-9; a pattern of the Holy places in Heaven according to Hebrews 9:23-24. This unique old testament biblical art inspires us to search the scriptures and read more about what the Tabernacle of Moses represents.