Apoll und Daphne

Apoll und Daphne

Dating
um 1627
More about this artwork
The god Apollo fell in love with the nymph Daphne but she fled from him. Just as he stretched out his hand to reach her, she turned into a laurel bush according to the writings of the Roman poet Ovid. Poussin’s painting captures this moment: with his delicate application of paint and the combination of reddish, brownish and green shades the painter picks up on the works of the Venetians. The literary, mythological subject is targeted at the educated art collector in Rome, where the artist spent most of his life.

Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Inventory Number
2334
Birth year of the artist
1594
Year the artist deceased
1665
Dimensions of the object
97,4 x 131,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
Von Kurfürst Max Emanuel erworben. - Aus Schloss Nymphenburg
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Nicolas Poussin, Apoll und Daphne, um 1627, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxepgB4J7 (Last updated on 18.01.2022)

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