The good Samaritan (Jacopo Bassano)

 

Jacopo Bassano's good Samaritan does what every great painting once did as standard, it told the audience stories. Just like the parable of the good Samaritan taught by Jesus, in the background you can see the passersby, a Levi and priest, each man alike in appearance and fading into presumably the safety of a nearby town.

 

― Tyrone Cormack