Die Krönung des Tugendhelden
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Die Krönung des Tugendhelden,

um 1613/14
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
221,5 x 200,2 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
997
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Die Krönung des Tugendhelden, um 1613/14, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOl6l4dp (Last updated on 30.12.2021)
The crowning of the virtuous hero by Victoria, the goddess of victory, is reinterpreted here in the struggle against vice. The satyr representing drunkenness is lying on the ground and Venus, who stands for unchaste love, is pushed aside by the diagonally held staff. Her power has been broken, as suggested by the weeping Cupid at her shoulder and the strewn arrows. Invidia—envy—withdraws into the shadows. Victoria’s pose, with her legs crossed elegantly, has been borrowed from Antiquity, as has the subject itself.

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