Philipp Peter Roos

Landscape with a Grotto

Landscape with a Grotto
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Author: Philipp Peter Roos
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 97x81 cm
Origin: Germany, Second half of the 17th - early 18th century

Roos was known as Rosa da Tivoli, for he spent almost his whole life in Tivoli, just outside Rome. He travelled widely in Italy and took his inspiration from the landscapes he saw. In this interesting composition, which forms a pair to "Landscape with a Waterfall", also in the Hermitage, the artist takes a rocky landscape and reflects it through his own individual perception of the scene. From the dark frame of the cave, a view opens out onto whimsically heavy cliffs, a ravine and running streams. The free, dynamic painting style and the contrasting use of light and shade allowed Roos to present a realistic Italian landscape in fantastical mood. The small figure of the shepherd who enlivens the composition seems to draw us into some unknown, mysterious world.

Source of entry: Museum of the Academy of Arts, Leningrad, 1930

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