(click image to zoom-in)
|Author: Claude Gellee|
|Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 116x159.6 cm|
|Origin: France, 1661|
"Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt" has traditionally been placed within the series of the "Four Times of the Day". It was painted for one of Lorrain's permanent clients, Henrich van Halmale, the dean of the Antwerp cathedral.
It is well known that Lorrain was interested in the barely detectable, finest changes in the natural milieu. In this work he has depicted an ordinary summer day, but there is a harmony with his mood. The wide valley which opens up beyond the bend in the river is illuminated by an undefined diffuse light, while on the plain there are shadows cast in places by clouds. The trees and vegetation are immobile. The water in the river is tranquil. It appears that nature, like the tired travellers, has stopped moving and is in a state of rest.
|Personage: Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St Joseph|
|Source of entry: Collection of Empress Josephine, Malmaison, 1815|
Lorrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Claude Lorrain (also Claude Gellée or Le Lorrain) (Lorraine, c. 1600 – Rome, 21 or 23 November 1682) was an artist of the neo-classical era who was active ...
Also known as: Claude Gellée Claude Le Lorraine. • Relationships: Claude's students included Herman van Swanevelt. • Browse all: French artists ...
Lorraine (Claude Gellee) - Fine art postcards ---
Lorraine (Claude Gellee): posters, reproductions, postcards.
Unless otherwise noted, images this web site may be used for any purpose without prior permission.
Any material in the public domain found on this web site is not protected by copyright.
We make no representations or warranties with respect to ownership of copyrights in the images, and do not represent others who may claim to be authors or owners of copyright of any of the images, and make no warranties as to the quality of the images.
We shall not be responsible for any loss or expenses resulting from the use of the images, and you release and hold us harmless from all liability arising from such use.
We do not sell art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.