Our recent post about Rembrandt’s Biblical art brought to mind another one favorite artists, Gustav Doré. Doré is famous for his detailed illustrations and woodcuts based on scenes from literature, including a magnificent set of illustrations for The Divine Comedy and a series on Biblical scenes. Here are several of his most striking pieces of Biblical artwork.
My church has a large copy of “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” one of Rembrandt’s more famous works, hanging in the lobby. It depicts an important moment in the parable of the prodigal son. Do you have a favorite piece of Biblically-themed artwork?