A Total Commitment unto Our Lord...

Abraham and Isaac
oil on canvas (328 × 285 cm) — 1542-44
Museum Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Titian biography

This work is linked to Genesis 22:10

An angel stops Abraham from killing his son Isaac.

The painting is now in the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice. It was originally made as a ceiling painting for the Santo Spirito in Isola. Titian made two other ceiling paintings for that church, one on Cain and Abel and one on David and Goliath.


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