Abraham Bloemaert 1566 – 1651

The Feeding of the Multitude (1593)

oil on canvas (38 × 50 cm) — 1593 Museum Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Abraham Bloemaert biography

This work is linked to John 6:8

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Also known as The Miracle of the Loaves. This is a painting from Bloemaert's mannerist period. The composition is rather wild. Some of the figures are in somewhat twisted positions. And even though Jesus is at the center, he is barely visible.

More than thirty years on, Bloemaert made a completely different Feeding.

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