Ein kynischer Philosoph
Luca Giordano (1634-1705)

Ein kynischer Philosoph,

um 1650/53
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
131 x 103,4 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
493
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/apG9BrW4Zn (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
Giordano obviously studied the character and physiognomies of everyday people in Naples for his numerous half-length portraits of philosophers. He made mercilessly naturalistic portraits of his male models and clothed them in tattered garments. Surrounded by books and scrolls, they represent altruistic solitary individuals, dedicated solely to finding the truth, most of whom can be recognised as outstanding philosophers from antiquity.

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