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Vashti Deposed (1890) by the British painter Ernest Normand (1859-1923). Normand was kind of a specialist in mythological and historical nudes.
The Death of Jezebel by Coli, G. (1643-81) & Gherardi, F. (1643-1704)
Judah and Tamar (1644) by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680).
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife (1610) by the Italian Mannerist painter Lodovico Cardi (1559-1613) also known as Cigoli.
Daphne Guinness by Markus Klinkoo. The woman with the snake is a popular icon for sin and seduction.
Rebecca at the Well illustration by the American painter Michael Deas. Rebecca is t he symbol of a good caring woman and as the mother of Jacob one of the most important matriarchs of the bible.
Susanna and the Elders by the German painter Lovis Corinth (1858–1925).
Pulp cover by the famous American illustrator Robert A. Maguire. The biblical sins are converted into a great spectacle.
Salome by the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610). There's no triumph only the severe contemplation of death.
Jephtah's Daughter (1859-60) by the French painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Degas painted only very few mytological or biblical subjests, he was much more interested in everyday life scenes. This painting is one of his early works when he returned from Italy where he was influenced by the great masters of traditional painting.
Adam and Eve (c. 1620) by the Italian painter Guido Reni (1575-1642). This painting from the heyday of the baroque era is nearly perfectly composed. The two perfect bodies like a pair of scales, the evil snake in the center and the the fatal apple. The lion, the rey among the animals, seems already very upset.
Homage To Rembrandt: Bathsheba (2001) by the American painter Patricia Watwood (born 1971). Here the subject is not any more the story of the Old Testament but art history itself.
Lot and his daughters engraving by the Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) part of his series "vrouwenlisten" where he depicted famous women of the Old Testament aimed at connoisseurs.
Ruth by the French Academic Painter Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889). This is a very reduced nearly symbolist painting.
Samson and Delilah engraving by the French artist Paul Gustave Doré (1832–1883) from the illustrated Bible (1866). Obviously Samson is explaing the importance of his long hair. Poor fool.
Susanna and the Elders by the Italian painter Agostino Carracci (1557-1602). One is already climbing over the balustrade, a real work of action.
Reading Mary Magdalene by the Italian painter Alessandro di Cristofano di Lorenzo del Bronzino Allori (1535-1607). The penitent sinner is studying and in front of her lies a skull reminding the vanity a all material desires.
Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist (1910) by the Swiss Symbolist painter Adolf Frey-Moock (1881-1954). All is illuminated with a ghoulish green. And Salome is wearing also a snake bangle making the connection to Eve and all the other evil women.
Cameron Diaz in the movie "Bad Teacher" (2011). She poses as the eternal seductress, the bad woman, offering the evil apple.
Tamar by the Russian painter Marc Zaharovich Chagall (1887-1985). Disguised she's waiting for old Judah.