Completion Date: 1635
Rembrandt based this painting off of the story of Belshazzar as well as the writing on the wall in Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Although Amsterdam was part of the Holy Roman Empire at the time, it also had a large Jewish population, and so this is a story of which many of Rembrant’s contemporaries would have been familiar. The artist’s intention at the time was to create a portrait of a religious story to which the public, who were largely illiterate, could refer. Rembrandt produced many stories from the bible for the same purpose, including Return of the Prodigal Son and Christ with the Sick around Him.
Genre: religious painting
Dimensions: 209.2 x 167.6 cm
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The Wall - A Hopeless Situation
Running into wall is a part of life. Just like the wall of Jericho, it rarely stands alone. Often it is accompanied with pain, loneliness. If God loves us so much and is so powerful, why does God let these walls to pop up around us?
Maybe God does His best work from seemingly hopeless situation
Woooooooow!!!! This is the most inspiring thing Ive ever seen!!
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