Abraham and the Three Angels

Abraham and the Three Angels EECKHOUT (1656)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/e/eeckhout/abraham.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and a description.  Eeckhout is also a Dutch painter, a student of Rembrandt.  He has cast the Bible story in a scene contemporary to him.

For brief biographical information on Eeekhout and other paintings by him on biblical subjects, see http://www.biographybase.com/biography/van_den_Eeckhout_Gerbrand.html

This story of Abraham and the Three Angels is carried to the sublime height of Christian theological interpretation inTrinity by Alexander Rublev, the fifteenth-century Russian painter of icons in the  Christian orthodox tradition.

via Abraham and the Three Angels | The Bible Through Artists’ Eyes.

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