Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Pastoral Concert (F Concert champ

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The female figures in the foreground are the Muses of poetry, their nakedness reveals their divine being. The standing figure pouring water from a glass jar represents the superior tragic poetry, while the seated one holding a flute is the Muse of the less prestigious comedy or pastoral poetry. The well-dressed youth who is playing a lute is the poet of exalted lyricism, while the bareheaded one is an ordinary lyricist. The painter based this differentiation on Aristotle's "Poetica".

Keywords

Paris, France, Venice, Italy, Style: Italian High Renaissance, School: High Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Venetian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian High Renaissance; School: High Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Venetian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Venice, Italy

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0259

Pastoral Concert (F Concert champ

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