Der trunkene Silen

Der trunkene Silen

More about this artwork
Goat-footed satyrs and peasants accompany Dionysus' wise but drunken tutor to the strains of flute music and laughter. Rubens may quite possibly have taken the story from Ovid's Metamorphosis, however has not painted a scene faithful to the story, but is rather a freely fashioned symbolic representation: a humanist warning against the excesses of wine, with a wink. - The composition was originally conceived with half-length figures, but was later enlarged by Rubens himself. The painting hung in Rubens' house.
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 13.03.2020)

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