...executed for the Medici Chapel in the area of the tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy. It is part of a second pair (the second being Dusk),...
"...Michelangelo di Lodovic [early 1500's] ... was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an /? 'unparalleled'/ influence on the development of Western art ..." (shouldn't forget Leonardo,...)
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Leonardo da Vinci was the "absolute master" of the real figure; by comparison, much of Michelangelo's paintings seem to me to be sort of "Superman" style... Bacchus here, and Christ, below, look more real.
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The Baptism of Christ
Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Wikipedia) "... is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch art history. Unlike most Dutch Masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt's works depict a wide range of style and subject matter, from portraits, self-portraits, to landscapes, allegorical scenes, biblical and mythological themes... "
"Jacob spent the night alone in communion with God on a riverside. There, a mysterious being—usually considered to be an angel—wrestled with Jacob... " (This looks a bit contrived... the angle looks like "its all in a days job...", and Jacob doesn.t look like a serious wrestler...)