Inventory number
P07810
Author
Loo, Louis Michel van (French)
Title
Diana in a landscape
Chronology
1739
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
109 cm x 133 cm
School
Francesa
Theme
Mitología
On display
No
Provenance
Acquisition, 2002

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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