Abraham Bloemaert

Feast of the Gods, possibly the Feast at the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis

1046 detail signatuur en datering
1046 achterzijde
1046 ingelijst
1046 voorzijde
1046 voorzijde

Abraham Bloemaert
Feast of the Gods, possibly the Feast at the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis

1598 Zu sehen in Saal 16

Immediately striking here is the red colour – the picture is painted in many shades of red, which is why it is known as a rosaille. Rosailles mainly served as studies, but Bloemaert considered his painting an independent artwork and as such he signed and dated it.

The classical Greek gods have gathered for a feast. They are recognisable by their attributes: Poseidon by his trident, for example, and Artemis by the crescent moon in her hair. Lying in the centre, in an elegant pose that shows off her figure, is the goddess of love Aphrodite.

Technische Daten
1046 voorzijde

Abraham Bloemaert
Feast of the Gods, possibly the Feast at the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis

1598 Zu sehen in Saal 16

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Allgemeine Informationen
Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566 - 1651 Utrecht)
Feast of the Gods, possibly the Feast at the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis
1598
painting
1046
Saal 16
Material und technische Daten
oil
canvas
41.8 x 31.1 cm
Inschriften
rechtsonder: A.Blomaert.1598
met een horizontale streep boven de 'm'

Ursprung

S. Nijstad Gallery, The Hague, 1963; H. Becker, Dortmund, 1963-1973; H. Cramer Gallery, The Hague; purchased, 1973