NOMÉ, François de
(b. 1593, Metz, d. 1644, Napoli)
Entry of Christ into Jerusalem-
Oil on canvas, 50 x 37 cm
François de Nomé exploited a style he made entirely his own, with scenic architecture - either based on fantasy or inspired by real monuments - framing small-scale episodes drawn from the Bible, history or mythology. His figures, whether few or large in number, or even in isolation, successfully play their part in his stories by expressing a mood, in this case the curiosity provoked by Christ's arrival in the Holy City.