Artwork relating to the Names and Titles of God

collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Moses and the Burning Bush


Mighty Warrior

Call of Isaiah

The Holy and Righteous God, Judge

God Enthroned

God our Protector



  • Masada, the name for Herod the Great's fortress-palace plateau near the Dead Sea, comes from metsûdâ,"fastness, fortress, stronghold." Another.
  • Citadel example from Bitlis, Turkey
  • High tower from Lachish
  • Nimrod Fortress (Kalat Namrud) National Park, Israel



I doubt that there are images of the Shepherd of Psalm 23, since Christ the Good Shepherd was very early a strong Christian art theme, especially in death.


The Trinity

One theme is the Father as an old man wearing a papal crown, holding in his arms the lifeless body of the crucified Son, attended by the Holy Spirit, represented by a dove.

  • Lucas Cranach the Elder (German painter, 1472-1553), The Trinity (undated), oil on wood; Museum der Bildenden Künste at Leipzig, Germany
  • Robert Campin (Master of Flemalle), The Holy Trinity, oil on panel; 34.3cm x 24.5cm, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Trinity, Schonenfahrer (Scania traveller) altar is the two tables that today are exhibited in St. Annenmuseum in Lübeck.

  • Albrecht Dürer, Woodcut of the Trinity

Other themes:

Loving and Faithful God, God of All Grace

Probably best pictured from Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son, where the father represents God.

Savior, Deliverer, and Redeemer

Yevgeny or Eugene Pluchart (1809-1880), a lesser known contributor to the artistic decoration of St. Isaac's Cathedral, received his education, according to some sources, at the Munich Academy of Arts in 1831-32 and according to some others, in his homeland, France. E. Pluchart came to St. Petersburg in 1836 and soon won fame as a fashionable portraitist. In 1839 he was made Academician for his portrait of Karol Lipinsky. In the 1840s and 1850s the artist continued to work on commissioned portraits. Worthy of special note among them are series of portraits featuring the daughters of grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, 10 portraits of Anatoly Demidov, portraits of Kiselevskaya, Auguste de Montferrand, and others.  Montferrand's patronage enabled him to receive a commission for painting seven subjects for St. Isaac's Cathedral: The Miracle of the Loaves, The Sacrifice of Abraham, God Appearing to Moses in the Burning Bush, Moses in the Nile, and others. (Information from Natalia Negodova - the Head of the International Dept., State Memorial Museum, "St. Isaac's Cathedral.")


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