Moses Striking the Rock by Francesco Bacchiacca was created in 1540 – 1545. The painting is in Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh. The size of the work is 100 x 80 cm and is made of oil and gold on panel.
Bacchiacca used this Old Testament subject as a means to include a wide range of exotically clothed figures and various birds and animals in a stylised, rocky landscape. Moses kneels in the centre, before the rock from which water miraculously appears to relieve the thirst of the Israelites as they journey to the Promised Land.
About the Artist: Italian Renaissance period, mannerist Painter Francesco Bacchiacca was born in Florence in 1494. He took his first training from Perugino. Initially, Pontomo and Rosso Fiorentino followed the artistic line. He worked with Perugino towards Mannerism and was influenced by him. He stayed in Rome for a while. In 1540, he returned to Florence and worked for Cosimos I. Medici. Not dependent on a single style. For example, the mother and father figures in ’Adam and Eve with their Children’ painting are from Perugino’s ‘Apollo… Read more
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