Ein kynischer Philosoph
Luca Giordano (1634-1705)

Ein kynischer Philosoph,

um 1650/53
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
131 x 103 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
492
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Luca Giordano, Ein kynischer Philosoph, um 1650/53, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Dn4Zy5vGaK (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
With his portraits of philosophers Luca Giordano successfully continued a fashion in Neapolitan Baroque painting that had been established a few decades earlier by Jusepe de Ribera, whom he admired. The naturalistically portrayed figure, depicting a scholar studying written documents and with a globe, is demonstratively poorly clad. This could therefore be a representative of the Cynic school of philosophers who strove to return to a natural state of existence through an ascetic lifestyle.

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