Flutist, David Tenirs the Younger

Flutist, David Tenirs the Younger
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  • Posted by David Tenirs the Younger
  • Museum: Hermitage
  • Year: Beginning of the 1640s

Description of the picture :

Flutist – David Tenirs the Younger. The beginning of the 1640s. Oil on canvas. 24.7×19.5
   Tenirs’s work presents a enthusiastically music flutist who personifies Hearing from the Five Feel Allegory. Since the time of the Renaissance, the embodiment of Hearing in painting has been a musical instrument. However, in the Tenirs picture, the sublime allegory structure inherent in Auditus loses its original meaning and is interpreted in everyday terms. A similar interpretation of Hearing Allegoria was found in the ermitage work “Scene in a zucchini.”.

   Based on the stylistic proximity with the painting by Tenirs “The Painter in His Workshop”, the painting “Flute player” should be dated to the beginning of the 1640s.