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  • Christ on the Road to Emmaus

    Artist:
    Wildens, Jan. 1586-1653; Jordaens, Hans III, c. 1595-c. 1643
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    123x168 cm

Wildens, Jan. 1586-1653; Jordaens, Hans III, c. 1595-c. 1643

Christ on the Road to Emmaus

Flanders, 1640s

This panoramic landscape, like many other landscapes by Wildens, is divided into planes and framed by side-scenes according to the principle of stage space. In order to convey distance, the artist applies air perspective: the solid dark-brown tones of the foreground gradually shift over to light and more transparent bluish-grey mist in the distance. The principal motif of the landscape is the wide road, which opens onto hilly terrain in the distance and is closed in on both sides by high trees. On the road Christ is seen in conversation with his disciples (Luke 24: 13-28). To the left, there is a pond on the far bank of which is a house and a well, while on the near bank an angler is fishing. The figures in the landscape were painted by the Antwerp artist Hans Jordaens III.

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Christ on the Road to Emmaus

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oil

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123x168 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1930; handed over by the Antikvariat All-Union Association; originally in the Princess Lvova collection

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ГЭ-6319

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