Abraham Bloemaert 1566 – 1651

The Feeding of the Multitude (1628)

oil on canvas (66 × 84 cm) — 1628
private collection

Abraham Bloemaert biography

This work is linked to John 6:8

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With only five loafs of bread and two fish Jesus manages to feed the crowd of 5,000 people. There is plenty for everyone.

Bloemaert's style had certainly evolved since his previous depiction of the subject in 1593. In this painting the colors are brighter and the composition is more tranquil. Also, Jesus' action is better visible.

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