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Claudes The Sermon on the Mount is a relatively large painting in a horizontal rectangular shape It is a landscape painting with Jesus giving a sermon to a crowd of his followers as the subject It states in the acoustic guide that Claude is trying to depict the landscape of Mount Tabor surrounded by the Dead Sea on the right and the Jordan River on the left The painting is done from a high vantage point One can see this because as the viewer looks at the painting he can see far into the distance and on the viewers left the trees seem to be going downwards as if the viewer standing upon a hill and looking down over the trees As they get further away they diminish in size On the left it seems as though the sun is setting the sky is painted in yellow and orange tones and on the right the sky is painted in different tones of blue The clouds which are in the sky appear to be thick and soft it looks as though they are soft cotton Claude uses dark greens and tones of brown for the mountain and surrounding land The trees and surrounding greenery look very realistic One can see the thin edges of the leaves on the trees and bushes On the mountain itself is Jesus wearing a bright royal blue There is a light emanating around his head as if he has a halo around his head to symbolize the divinity and spirituality of Jesus The light focus of the mountain is on Jesus His hands are raised up with his palms out as if in benediction He is preaching and blessing the crowd around him The people sitting directly around him on the mountain are wearing different shades of earthy brown which blend them into their surroundings This is in contrast to the bight blue that Jesus is wearing therefore putting focus on
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