"Wooded Landscape With The Myth Of Callisto, Gaspard Dughet (rome 1615-1675) Attributable"Wooded landscape of the Roman countryside with the myth of Jupiter, Callisto and Diana
Gaspard Dughet, called Gaspard Poussin (Rome 1615 - 1675)
oil painting on canvas
second half of the 17th century
(cm.) 114 x 138
with frame 131 x 156
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The painting clearly presents elements related to the 17th century Roman culture and, in particular, to the works of Gaspard Dughet, an author who was able to achieve surprising results in describing the Lazio countryside with a unique grace and sensitivity.
Brother-in-law of Nicolas Poussin, of whom he was a pupil, Dughet is to be considered the most important landscape painter of the Roman Baroque, highly sought after and celebrated by the aristocracy, a reference model for the artists of the following generation, such as Crescenzo Onofri, Jan Frans van Bloemen, Andrea Locatelli. His independent activity began in the fourth decade, when the artist, following Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin, sought his inspiration by exploring the Roman countryside (he lived for a long time between Tivoli and Grottaferrata), studying the most suggestive views, the effects of light and the lush vegetation.
The painting in question, of great scenic impact, is a fascinating example of his art: a real but idealized view of the Roman countryside, interpreted with Arcadian sensitivity, where the gaze can penetrate deeply following a rigorous perspective sequence and the cadence of the scenes tree.
The landscape also acts as a stage for the Myth of Callisto (Ovid's Metamorphosis), with the episode in which Callisto, one of the nymphs most devoted to Diana, while resting alone in the woods is seen by Jupiter, who was struck by the beauty . He therefore decided to seduce her, taking on the appearance of the Goddess Diana, the only one to whom the nymph would have granted herself. From the cloud to their right, to clarify its true identity, the eagle appears, a bird sacred to Jupiter.
The tree-like spots made with a free and fast brush stroke, the warm and burnished colors, the atmospheric rendering of the rising clouds, all in a well balanced composition of his pastoral arcadic landscapes, constitute the most significant elements of his painting. , all well reproduced also in our canvas.
Some of his works are exhibited at the London National Gallery (link: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/gaspard-dughet) and at the Mudeo del Prado (link: https: //www.museodelprado.es/aprende / encyclopedia / voz / Dughet-gaspard-Pussino / b142fd98-8d95-4a93-876b ...)
The painting is in excellent condition, accompanied by a pleasant golden frame.
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