The Easel

The Return Of The Prodigal Son In Art, In Order Of Prodigalness

The parable of the prodigal son, one of the Bible’s great stories of forgiveness, has been a favourite of painters for centuries. A small blog picks up on the theme and has some fun comparing renditions of the father – son reconciliation. ““You never even gave me and my friends a single goat,” … has to be the greatest complaint in the entirety of religious literature.”