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Homage to Poussin (Et In Arcadia Ego)

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Homage to Poussin (Et In Arcadia Ego)

23 5/8 x 32 in. (60 x 81.3 cm)

James Rosen
American

Object Type: Drawing
Medium and Support: Crayon on paper
Credit Line: Tribute Fund
Accession Number: 1995.9
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Location: Not currently on view

James Rosen’s poetic works often reference Renaissance masterpieces that deal with religious themes. Here he reinterprets the figures from a painting titled Les Bergers d'Arcadie (Et in Arcadia ego) by the 15th-century master Nicolas Poussin (see inset), in which the shepherd’s tracing of his shadow on the stone tomb face is traditionally interpreted as man’s creation of his first image. The drawing in our exhibition is a study for one of Rosen’s layered wax paintings owned by The Rooms, the largest public cultural space in Newfoundland and Labrador, where the artist now resides.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013


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