Susanna und die beiden Alten

Susanna und die beiden Alten

More about this artwork
That, which the Bible (Daniel 13) describes in great detail, is here in this painting compacted into a few gestures and glances: Susanna's fright, the lecherousness of the elders, a spider-like hand that touches her, causing her to shudder, the threatening gesture and false severity of the younger man, who tries to snatch off the cloth covering her nakedness. Van Dyck reveals his great talent as a storyteller with a psychological propensity: He seems to be able to empathize both with the masculine and feminine side of the situation.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Inventory Number
595
Birth year of the artist
1599
Year the artist deceased
1641
Dimensions of the object
194 x 144 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck, Susanna und die beiden Alten, um 1622/23, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/8eGVjjBGWQ (Last updated on 08.12.2020)

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