Bucolic drawings (16th-19th century)

Interest in representations of livestock, so tyipical of European landscapes - although present since antiquity - reappeared in the Renaissance and subsequently as an individualised theme among 17th century Dutch masters, before becoming generalised across the rest of European artistic production. With animals represented alone or alongside the human figures of the herders accompanying them, over time this bucolic theme has been continually renewed with new meanings and graphic expressions.

Alexandra Gomes Markl

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