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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

Subjects

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

Notes

Summary:
Shepherds are seen before a tomb deciphering the inscription with an air of melancholy curiosity. The skull is no longer significant or is omitted. The words seem to imply an epitaph on the person, perhaps a shepherdess, who lies entombed: 'I too once lived in Arcady', an alteration to the meaning that somewhat stretches the grammar of the original Latin.In this version all sense of surprise has been removed, and instead, the shepherds are arranged in attitudes of contemplation round the tomb in the countryside. The artist has lost all interest in story-telling, and has concentrated on a totally static scene. No pleasure is taken in surface texture, and the whole is hard and cold, with the figures in statuesque poses.
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-MFF0085
usfldc handle - a1.mff0085
System ID:
SFS0034872:00001

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Et in Arcadia Ego.
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c Oil on canvas.
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Beginning Date: 1637.
Completion Date: 1639.
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Shepherds are seen before a tomb deciphering the inscription with an air of melancholy curiosity. The skull is no longer significant or is omitted. The words seem to imply an epitaph on the person, perhaps a shepherdess, who lies entombed: 'I too once lived in Arcady', an alteration to the meaning that somewhat stretches the grammar of the original Latin.In this version all sense of surprise has been removed, and instead, the shepherds are arranged in attitudes of contemplation round the tomb in the countryside. The artist has lost all interest in story-telling, and has concentrated on a totally static scene. No pleasure is taken in surface texture, and the whole is hard and cold, with the figures in statuesque poses.
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Paris, France.
653
Style: French Baroque.
School: Baroque.
Movement: Baroque.
French.
Painting;
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Painting
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Musee du Louvre. ID=FPL
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t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
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Closeup-shepherd and shepherdess