Justice and Design Vengeance Pursuing Crime

Boricua fell in love with this painting - Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime - by Pierre-Paul Purd'hon. 

The Getty’s caption says_ “Prud'hon prepared this study for a painting destined to hang behind the judge’s bench in the criminal courtroom of the Palais de Justice in Paris. It shows Divine Vengeance, illuminating the way with a torch, and Justice, armed with a sword and scales, pursuing a murderer. Inspired by a line from the Roman poet Horace –'Retribution rarely fails to pursue the evil man'– Prud'hon used sweeping brushwork and bold contrasts of light and dark to convey the inevitability of justice.”

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