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Titian's Pastoral scene : a unique rendition of Lot and his daughters

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Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Titian's drawing called Pastoral Scene, or, Landscape with a Sleeping Nude and Animals [Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum] is no ordinary landscape, its unordinariness underscored by an unusual combination of elements, which Mellinkoff maintains reveals a new and unique version of Lot and His Daughters. She contends that the large, naked woman in the right foreground is one of Lot's daughters; the two small figures resting or sleeping beneath the trees are Lot and his other daughter; the thatched houses in the middle left represent the little town of Segor where Lot first fled; the sheep represent livestock that Lot brought out of Sodom, as do the boar and goat; the boar and goat, however, also serve as symbols of lust and lechery; and the distant city with burning buildings in the city's right quarter is Sodom. Titian's inventiveness created an iconographic variation of an ancient theme. ;
Pagination/Size :
28 ill. ;
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French keywords :
Animal ; Dessin ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Italie ; Los Angeles (CA, USA), J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center ; Loth ; Nu féminin ; Sodome ; Tiziano Vecellio, n.1488-1490, m.1576 ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Animals ; Christian iconography ; Drawing ; Female nude ; Iconography ; Italy ; Los Angeles (CA, USA), J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center ; Lot ; Sodom ; Tiziano Vecellio, b.1488-1490, d.1576 ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Renaissance quarterly, 1998, 51, 3, autumn
INIST identifier :
24994305 ;
ISSN 0034-4338 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Renaissance Society of America, New York, NY
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