Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Idolatry of King Solomon (c. 1640)



The Idolatry of King Solomon (c. 1640)
Willem de Poorter 1608 – 1649
oil on panel (63 × 49 cm) — c. 1640
1 Kings 11:4 - For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
Surrounded by women King Solomon kneels before a pedestal with statues of Venus and Cupid, symbols of earthly love. To the left a man brings firewood; perhaps an offering is about to take place.

De Poorter made this painting between 1630 and 1648.
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