Schäferszene (Silvia und Coridon)

Schäferszene (Silvia und Coridon)

Dating
um 1638
More about this artwork
The low-cut neckline of the dress and the garment of animal fur, the ivy garland and the bagpipes—a lowly instrument reserved for the status of a shepherd—point to the fact that this is the sheep-herding couple Silvia and Corydon. Through Corydon’s movement that communicates his impulsive and intense craving, counterbalanced by Silvia’s evasiveness that is both coy and coquettish, Rubens created a charming depiction of courtship and in so doing, renders the Arcadian, natural mood of this pastoral scene visible.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
328
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
162,3 x 134,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Schäferszene (Silvia und Coridon), um 1638, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jWLpZzK4KY (Last updated on 30.12.2021)

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