Thursday, August 23, 2012

The "Jonah and the Whale" theme in Fine Art

Michelangelo painted this fresco depicting the Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. It is just one of many images he created on the walls and ceiling of this papal chapel.
Carlo Antonio Tavella (Milan 1668-1738 Genoa) "A Stormy Seascape" - Tavella was also in Milan, like Jan Brueghel I who was there in the 1590s.
"Jonah Leaving the Whale" by Jan Brueghel the Elder.
A storm at sea "MARINESZENE MIT SCHIFF IN SEENOT" by Carlo Antonio Tavella who painted the Jonah and the Whale, the last painting below.
"Jonah and the Whale" by Carlo Antonio Tavella 1700.

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