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The Feast of Belshazzar

The Feast of Belshazzar - classic, warning, art, king, rembrandt, writing, 1635, fiery
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Though he never visited Italy of all the Baroque masters, it was Rembrandt who evolved the most revolutionary technique and who seemed to grow into the Italians' spiritual heir. By the middle of the 1630s he had long since abandoned conventional Dutch smoothness and his surfaces were already caked with more paint than was strictly necessary to present an illusion.
Phigment Uploaded by Phigment on . The Feast of Belshazzar - Desktop Nexus Abstract Download free wallpapers and background images: The Feast of Belshazzar. Desktop Nexus Abstract background ID 286644. Though he never visited Italy of all the Baroque masters, it was Rembrandt who evolved the most revolutionary technique and who seemed to grow into the Italians' spiritual heir. By the middle of the 1630s he had long since abandoned conventional Dutch smoothness and his surfaces were already caked with more paint than was strictly necessary to present an illusion. Rating: 4.3

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Ahava
Posted by Ahava on 10/10/10 at 10:33 PM
Belshazzar's Feast was painted by Rembrandt van Rijn around 1635. The source for the painting is the story of Belshazzar and the writing on the wall in the Old Testament Book of Daniel. The text on the wall is written vertically, rather than horizontally. It reads, "mena, mena, tekel, uparsin," which are all measurements of currency in ancient Babylon at the time. Daniel interrepted the words as folllows, "Mina, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; shekel, you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting; half-mina, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians." The prophesy proved to be true. Two days later, October 12, 539 B.C., the Persian armies overthrew the city of Babylon.

Today, the famous painting is in the National Gallery of London. The archaelogical artifact, Cylinder of Nabonidus dating from 556-539 BC records prove of the existence of King Belshazaar, the son of Nabonidus.

Phenomonal upload! thanks Al. :D
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Uploaded By: Phigment
Date Uploaded: February 17, 2010
Filename: zzar_1635_Rembrandt.jpg
Original Resolution: 1024x768
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Category: Fantasy

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