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Diana in a Landscape
Loo, Louis-Michel van
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Loo, Louis-Michel van

Tolón, 1707 - París, 1771

Diana in a Landscape

1739. Oil on canvas, 109 x 133 cm.

Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, sleeps outdoors, leaning on a boulder and wrapped in a leopard skin. She wears her symbol, the crescent moon, on her head and her clothes are of classical inspiration. She is accompanied by her bow and arrows and a hunting horn. Van Loo painted numerous mythological scenes, generally characterized by a certain degree of eroticism. This was in keeping with the tastes of eighteenth-century French art, where such representations facilitated a subtle and sensual depiction of female nudes.


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Inventory number
Loo, Louis-Michel van
Diana in a Landscape
High/Height: 109 cm.; Width: 133 cm.
Acquisition, 2002

Bibliography +

Luna, Juan J., Louis-Michel van Loo en España, GOYA: REVISTA DE ARTE, 144, 1978, pp. 332.

El arte europeo en la corte de España durante el siglo XVIII, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General del Patri, Madrid, 1980, pp. nº86.

Luna, Juan José, Nuevas apreciaciones sobre las obras de Louis-Michel van Loo en el Museo del Prado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, III, 1982, pp. 181-190.

El arte en la corte de Felipe V, Fundación Caja Madrid Patrimonio Nacional Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2002, pp. 133 Y 439.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Memoria de actividades 2002, Madrid, 2003, pp. 54.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2633.

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Update date: 11-07-2017 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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