Dutch baroque painter. He painted portraits, genre scenes, and historical subjects on both canvas and panel; but, like other pupils and followers of Rembrandt, Victors` body of work largely consists of biblical subjects on a grand scale. Voluminous drapery, rounded forms, monumental formats, and smooth execution with moderately soft light and rich colors are common in his paintings. Victors` biblical scenes, often drawn from the Old Testament, frequently portray the theme of the constancy of the God of Israel.
Jan Victors -
Abraham and Isaac before the sacrifice
Abraham leans gently towards Isaac and holds his hand. A knife hangs from Abraham’s coat. Isaac is portrayed as a young man who looks at his father questioningly, while Abraham comforts him with an answer.
Source: Genesis 22
| Portion: Vayera
Oil on canvas | 69x65
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Date : 1642