Susanna and the Elders

Jacob Jordaen, Susanna and the Elders, 1653. Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen.

Susanna has a voluptuous body and smile, while the two elders—with devilishly pointed noses, chins, and ears—actively attempt to climb into the picture and into Susanna’s private space(s).

Jacob Jordaen, Susanna and the Elders, 1653. Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen.

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