Et in Arcadia Ego

Citation
Et in Arcadia Ego

Material Information

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

Subjects

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

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:
A01-MFF0024 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.mff0024 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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'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'.
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Style: French Baroque.
School: Baroque.
Movement: Baroque.
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