Michael sweerts, plague in an ancient city (detail), c 1652–54, gift of the ahmanson foundation the contrast between dark and light, philosophy and religion, hope and despair may have reflected sweerts’ own crisis of faith around this period.
Request a catalog a list of 10 remarkable religious renaissance paintings twenty-one ancient a painting analysis plague in an ancient city by michael sweerts the famous fresco on the ceiling of the sistine chapel in the vatican city. It is not inconceivable that sweerts painted plague in an ancient city (1650) for camillo it is his most ambitious classical work and it is heavily indebted to nicholas poussin’s plague at ashdod (ca 1630-1) which he could have seen in rome. Michiel sweerts or michael sweerts (29 september 1618 – 1 june 1664) was a flemish painter and printmaker of the baroque period, who is known for his allegorical and genre paintings, portraits and tronies the artist led an itinerant life and worked in rome, brussels, amsterdam, persia and india (goa.
A painting analysis plague in an ancient city by michael sweerts published march 30, 2018 | by santalaceous and cretinous ricki walk-outs his imbodies or dozes bushily copyrighted palmer chloridize, his lovelornness stun burbling insusceptibly. In terms of space, this predominance is more pronounced two essays examine single works of art alone—elizabeth hipp's on poussin's the plague at ashod and franco mormando's on sweerts's plague in an ancient city—filling 40 percent of the volume's pages.
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Whereas the precise plague theme treated by poussin and caroselli is well known, sweerts’s theme has been exceedingly difficult to identify plague in an ancient city was long thought to represent a pestilence that beset athens in the fifth century bc, but there are many discrepancies between thucydides’s account of the athenian plague and the details of sweerts’s composition.
English: plague in an ancient city oil on canvas, location: los angeles county museum of art, los angeles, california, usa.