Ruth in Boaz’s Field by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

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Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld was born on March 26, 1794 in Leipzig.  He was a painter of the Nazarene movement, which was led by Germanic Christian painters in the Romantic style seeking to bring their faith alive through their art.  (This is different from the faith branch of Nazarenes.  Schnorr was Lutheran.)

Schnorr moved to Rome and was greatly influenced by the work of Fra Angelico and other fifteenth-century Italian painters, but his work began to reflect the style of the High Renaissance more and more.  His work especially in a picture Bible influenced many stained glass windows in churches to follow.  He himself designed the windows for Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Below are shown The Flight into Egypt,  a woodcut for the picture Bible,


Madonna and Child,  and The Family of Saint John the Baptist Visiting the Family of Christ.




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