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Art
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sustainability

Claude Lorraine

Pastoral Landscape with the Flight into Egypt

1663
Oil on canvas, 193 x 147 cm (detail)

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Lorraine’s work offers an idealised view of nature. In this specific piece, the landscape comprises a spectacular scene showing a biblical episode in the background. The columns of a classical ruined temple rise up on the left, behind the Holy Family, as a symbol of a past golden age in which humans had achieved a harmonious relationship with nature.

Claude Lorraine

Pastoral Landscape with the Flight into Egypt

1663
Oil on canvas, 193 x 147 cm (detail)

AUDIO GUIDE


Lorraine’s work offers an idealised view of nature. In this specific piece, the landscape comprises a spectacular scene showing a biblical episode in the background. The columns of a classical ruined temple rise up on the left, behind the Holy Family, as a symbol of a past golden age in which humans had achieved a harmonious relationship with nature.
Searching for the right balance with nature

The need for humans to live in harmony with nature, respect its richness, dynamism and laws equates to living in nature not from it. The solutions to current problems such as global warming, water shortages and natural disasters call for societies that are committed to protecting the environment and capable of curbing climate change.

Humans should live in nature, not from it
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