Shepherd and shepherd, David Tenirs the Younger

Shepherd and shepherd, David Tenirs the Younger
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  • Posted by David Tenirs the Younger
  • Museum: Hermitage
  • Year: 1650s

Description of the picture :

Shepherd and shepherd – David Tenirs the Younger. 1650s. Oil on canvas. 58.4×52.5 (Shepherd), 58.9×52.8 (Shepherd)

   In the ermitage collection, the pastoral genre of Tenirs is represented by paired paintings “Shepherd” and “Shepherd”, created by the master in the 1650s. Those who have individual, can even be portrait, features, characters at the same time are represented in roles offered by the artist. In the hands of a shepherd – a pipe, a shepherd is depicted with tambourine. The accompaniment of these musical instruments usually performed a shepherd dance. Both paintings evoke associations with Hearing Allegoria.

   Tenirs with great enthusiasm prescribed not only the costumes and accessories needed by the characters in the role (dry, wreath, etc.), but also a landscape background. Both compositions harmoniously combine figures and landscape, an ideal person and his ideal environment. Only in the background in each of the paintings is a Brauver person – an ugly shepherd, whose image is solved in a grotesque plan.