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Jesus inthe House of Martha. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: unknown. Source: Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 196. Click on image to enlarge it.

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. [Luke 10: 41-42; King James Bible]

Schnorr von Carolsfeld here employs the so-called plateau composition familiar in the works of Northern Renaissance artists in which the main figures appear against a wall with openings or a parapet behind and beyond which the viewer sees a distant landscape.

Christ’s ministry and miracles

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Bibliography

Die Bibel in Bildern [Picture Bible] von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Leipzig: Georg Wigands, 1860. Hathi Digital Trust Library online version of a copy in the Getty Library. Web. 30 June 2016.


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