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Daniel’s Answer to the King

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Daniel's Answer to the King


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.