Sunday, June 18, 2017

Solomon's Judgment (1500-1501)

Solomon's Judgment (1500-1501)
Giorgione 1477 – 1510
oil on panel (89 × 72 cm) — 1500-1501
1 Kings 3:25 - And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
Two women claim to be the mother of one child. When king Solomon decides that the child is to be cut in half, one woman relinquishes her claims, thus disclosing her identity as the true mother.

Together with this painting, Giorgione made a depiction of the story of the fire probe of Moses. That also is a story where someone has to prove his sincerity before a king.
>>>> Solomon

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