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Shepherds are seen before a tomb deciphering the inscription with an air of melancholy curiosity. The skull is no longer significant or is omitted. The words seem to imply an epitaph on the person, perhaps a shepherdess, who lies entombed: 'I too once lived in Arcady', an alteration to the meaning that somewhat stretches the grammar of the original Latin.In this version all sense of surprise has been removed, and instead, the shepherds are arranged in attitudes of contemplation round the tomb in the countryside. The artist has lost all interest in story-telling, and has concentrated on a totally static scene. No pleasure is taken in surface texture, and the whole is hard and cold, with the figures in statuesque poses.
Paris, France, Style: French Baroque, School: Baroque, Movement: Baroque, French, Painting;, Painting
Style: French Baroque; School: Baroque; Movement: Baroque; French; Painting;
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Unknown, "Et in Arcadia Ego" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 2398.