Die Heilige Familie in einer Landschaft
Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641)

Die Heilige Familie in einer Landschaft,

um 1630
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
134,7 x 114,8 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
555
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck, Die Heilige Familie in einer Landschaft, um 1630, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/01G1EXaGkE (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
While in Italy, Van Dyck studied Titian’s pictures of the Virgin Mary. The colouration with broken shades of red and the freely sketched landscape in the background are equally a result of Titian’s influence, as is the delicate style in which the Virgin is depicted.Old sources already refer to this subject as the ‘Rest on the Flight’, thus recognising the peaceful character of the scene. Deviating from pictorial tradition, Van Dyck does not depict any auxiliary scenes of the event as described in the biblical apocrypha, concentrating instead on the Holy Family.

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