The Flight into Egypt

Dublin Core

Title

The Flight into Egypt

Description

"The Flight into Egypt" of c.1630-33 contains a number of characteristics of the French Classical Baroque style, as well as specific features of Claude's landscape manner. There are trees placed on both sides of the landscape vista that serve to frame and give pictorial focus to the biblical narrative. The mass of trees on the right side of the etching extend close to the middle of the scene before dropping off abruptly into the landscape distance; this dense concentration of figures and landscape elements on the right is balanced evenly by a vast open area of landscape space on the left side of the print.

Creator

Lorrain, Claude

Type

Still Image

Identifier

gelee-flight.jpg

Files

gelee-flight.jpe

Citation

Lorrain, Claude, “The Flight into Egypt,” Artistic Treasures from the Knox College Special Collections & Archives, accessed January 18, 2018, http://knox.omeka.net/items/show/76.