View Full Version : Jacob wrestling the angel after Rena 1868

07-20-2011, 07:46 PM
i did this one a few months ago an example of the use of glazing
sorry about the frame
its the only photo i have at this time
Alexander Rena did this in 1868 he was a french painter of some renown not many of his works have survived the painting in question is in pretty bad shape so i had to do some personal interpretation

Indy's Mom
07-22-2011, 08:55 AM
wonderful figures and I can see the strength in this battle. You have captured the word picture from the scripture I think.

07-22-2011, 05:48 PM
It appears to me that you have captured that look and feel of the painting being illuminated from within that is such a wonderful effect with glazing. I like the energy that radiates from the canvas. Bravo !

Of note, you piqued my interest. I wanted to see more, but I have not been able to find anything on Alexander Rena.


07-22-2011, 10:09 PM
I would love to see the original, if available, I also could find nothing about this person.

This is a classical rendition and is very well done (IMHO). The dynamic tension as they struggle is captured very well, good vs evil, red vs white. I am quite impressed not only with your glazing skills, but you must have studied anatomy, too.

Thanks for posting, this pleaseth our eye, Greg.

07-24-2011, 12:44 PM
Beautiful copy, damaclese.

The original is by Alexander Louis Leloir. 1865


It seems to be in good shape so damaclese, you were unfortunately copying from a poor photo.

07-24-2011, 12:58 PM
A bit of info about Leloir.


Alas, he died at the age of just 40.

French Wikipedia informs that this painting is in the Roger Quilliot Museum in Clermont-Ferrand, France.