Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Paintings about the Story of Daniel

These six drawings and paintings are from the Biblical story of Daniel. They are part of a literature assignment for the 7th-8th Grade English class in the school week of September 14-18, 2009. Write a sentence for each of the five paintings telling some details that you notice.

Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, Selects Several Youths to Learn Babylonian Ways by Stemler

Daniel Refuses to Eat the King's Delicacies The illustration is found in "Standard Bible Story Readers, Book Three and Four" by Lillie A. Faris, published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1926 and 1927, and illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland.

The Fourth One Looks Like a God by Annie Vallotton (from the Good News Bible)

Belshazzar's Feast by Rembrandt, 1635 National Gallery, London

Daniel in the Lion's Den by Peter Paul Rubens, National Gallery of Art

The Vision of the Four Beasts from Daniel by Stephanus Garsias Placidus 11th Century

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