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The Marriage at Cana, Oil by Gerard David (1450-1523, Netherlands)
The Marriage at Cana by Gerard David, painted in 1500, is an example of a religious painting which demonstrates the technique of oil on wood, 100 x 128 cm. Religious paintings were categorized as historical paintings and therefore the most prestigious genre by the French Académie de peinture et de sculpture. Religious paintings depict incredibly detailed biblical scenes and generally large in size.