Allegoria of Peace, Art and Abundance, Hans von Aachen, 1602
- Posted by Hans von Aachen
- Museum: Hermitage
- Year: 1602
Overview of the painting :
Allegoria of Peace, Art and Abundance – Hans von Aachen. 1602. Oil on canvas. 197×142
Hans Aachen (1552-1615) is a representative of German mannerism and painting, famous for his allegories and paintings on mythological and religious subjects. The large-format canvas depicts a solemn festival on the occasion of the unity of the World, Art and Abundance. The world is a naked girl in the center of the composition, whose body is depicted according to the canons of manierism. She has in her hands – an olive branch – a symbol of the world. Personalized Art hugs the World by the shoulder. The back to the audience is the Abundance, which holds out the World Cup with wine. Military paraphernalia: drums, spears and armor superfluous on this holiday. The artist did not in vain place the World in the center, because the well-being of art depends on him. The composition is not without theatricality, which is emphasized by the red corncools, framing the action.
The painting arrived at the Hermitage from the Imperial Palace in Gatchina in 1925.