Rebecca at the Well

Rebecca at the Well POUSSIN (1594-1665)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/p/poussin/3/36rebecc.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and notes.  Although a Frenchman, Poussin spent most of his painting career in Rome.  He is known for his painting on both religious and Greco-Roman subjects.  You see the latter influence in this painting of the scene from Genesis 24:12-38 when Abraham sends his servant to his old country, Ur, to find a wife for Isaac, since the Canaaninte women weren’t fit for him.  Poussin inserts the rural scene in a setting of Classic Antiquity.

Links to my site:

Introduction https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/introduction/

Graphic Arts https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/i-graphic-arts/

Architecture https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/ii-church-architecture-and-its-incorporation-of-art/

Music https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/iii-music/

Theology https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/iv-theology/

Home Page https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s