Schäferszene (Silvia und Coridon)
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Schäferszene (Silvia und Coridon),

um 1638
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
162,3 x 134,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
328
Acquisition
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)
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.

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