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Moses and the Burning Bush  1641

by Nicolas Poussin

Poussin painted and drew a range of scenes showing the Old Testament figure of Moses. In the artist’s own day Moses was considered a ”type” – a predecessor – of Jesus, and the narratives of the Pentateuch were seen as foreshadowing the New Testament stories about the Messiah. [br] [b]Picturesque stories[/b] The painting merges two passages from Leviticus and The Book of ...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark