Der trunkene Silen

Der trunkene Silen

More about this artwork
Silenus, Bacchus’s tutor, stands at the centre of the bacchanalian retinue. His stumbling gait reveals his drunkenness and debauchery as does the suckling Paniskin on the left and the copulating goats on the right. The present composition was not planned in this form from the outset, but is the result of Rubens’s reworking during the mid-1620s, when the painting—that originally only depicted the drunken Silenus—was enlarged. The loose brushwork, with which certain details are merely suggested, derives from Rubens’s close study of Titian.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
319
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
212 x 214,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Holz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Der trunkene Silen, um 1618/1625, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/6kLaZjoG8V (Last updated on 11.01.2022)

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