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Byzantine

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Art History

The Finding of Moses was painted by Laurent De La Here during the 17th Century (1647-50). Known for painting rarely depicted scenes, this painting is immediately captivating to the viewer as it portrays the scene from the bible where Moses is discovered by the King's daughter. Although Laurent De La Here chose a scene from a well known biblical story (which was typical during the Counter Reformation), it was his portrayal of the scene itself that makes it unique from other artworks. With his use of perspective, captivating colors, and his arrangement of delicately posed gurus, the overall composition of The Finding of Moses gave me a sense of confusion and emotionalism that allowed me to connect to it on a...

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