David and Goliath

Titian (Tiziano Vecelli), David and Goliath, 1542-44. Oil on canvas,  Santa Maria della Salute, Venice.

David prays after decapitating Goliath. The opening in the sky indicates divine approval.  The painting is now in the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice. It was originally made as a ceiling painting for the Santo Spirito in Isola. Titian made two other ceiling paintings for that church, one on Cain and Abel and one on the Sacrifice of Isaac.

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