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Et in Arcadia Ego

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Material Information

Title:
Et in Arcadia Ego
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665 ( Artist : painter )
Musee du Louvre. ID=FPL
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Paris, France
Style: French Baroque
School: Baroque
Movement: Baroque
French
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
Painting
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
'Et in Arcadia ego' is a phrase coined by Virgil and used in 17th century Italy expressing, in an elliptical way, the humanistic sentiment: Even in Arcadia I (i.e. Death) am to be found. That is to say, even the escapist, pastoral world of Arcady is no refuge from death. The words feature in paintings from that time inscribed on monumental stonework, especially a tomb, which stands in rural surroundings. The earliest representation of the theme by Guercino (Galleria Corsini, Rome) shows two shepherds coming unexpectedly upon a skull - the typical memento mori - that lies on a piece of fallen masonry bearing the words 'Et in Arcadia ego'.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1637.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1639.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-MFF0024
usfldc handle - a1.mff0024
System ID:
SFS0034864:00001

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Style: French Baroque.
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Movement: Baroque.
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