Ein römischer Kalkofen

Ein römischer Kalkofen

Dating
um 1637
More about this artwork
Lime kilns, in which material from the ruins of ancient buildings was also fired, entered painting as curiosities from the Mediterranean region through artists from the Netherlands who were living in Rome. With this picture, Bourdon, who had been living in the Eternal City since 1636, picks up on such works, choosing however an unusually large format and placing the white lime and the poor people gathered on the site under a dramatic evening sky. By including two famous buildings and the remains of columns on the left of the picture he explicitly addresses the Romans’ treatment of the legacy of antiquity.
Displayed
AP EG Saal XIII
Inventory Number
155
Birth year of the artist
1616
Year the artist deceased
1671
Dimensions of the object
172,5 x 245,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Sébastien Bourdon, Ein römischer Kalkofen, um 1637, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Y0GRlg6xRX (Last updated on 13.06.2022)

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