Pan erschreckt einen Hirten

Pan erschreckt einen Hirten

Dating
um 1860
More about this artwork
In classical mythology Pan was the god of shepherds and flocks and inhabited lonely spots in woods and mountains. He would take people and animals by surprise if they disturbed his midday rest, causing them to panic. [erste drei Buchstaben unterstrichen!] Böcklin depicts such a moment in this painting, using a realistic style to breathe life into the antique legend. Schack noted: ‘The aridness and desolation of a rocky southern landscape in the scorching heat of the midday sun has probably never been represented so truly and immediately as it is here.
Inventory Number
11533
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
134,5 x 110,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
Vor 1866 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Pan erschreckt einen Hirten, um 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxegw2GJ7 (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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