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  • Landscape with the rest on the Flight into Egypt (Noon)

    Artist:
    Gellée, Claude, dit Le Lorrain, ок. 1602
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    116x159,6 cm

Gellée, Claude, dit Le Lorrain, ок. 1602

Landscape with the rest on the Flight into Egypt (Noon)

France, 1661

"Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt" ("Noon") 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.

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Landscape with the rest on the Flight into Egypt (Noon)

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oil

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116x159,6 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1814; formerly in the collection of Josephine de Beauharnais in the Castle of Malmaison near Paris

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ГЭ-1235

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