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Arcadian shepherds

Painting, 1650, 121×85 cm

Description of the artwork «Arcadian shepherds»

The shepherds living in idyllically beautiful country of Arcadia, a Paradise on earth, consider the tombstone. On it is carved the epitaph: Et in Arcadia Ego ("And I was in Arcadia"). Young people are at a loss: they clearly for the first time faced with reminders of death, which is inevitable even in a carefree Arcadia. So Poussin creates the classic version of the Baroque vanitas genre.
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Art form: Painting

Style of art: Classicism

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1650

Size: 121×85 cm

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