Landscape with Moses and the Burning Bush

Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 640

A pupil of Annibale Carracci, Domenichino was a key proponent of an idealizing, classical style. His landscapes transpose observation of nature to a timeless, idyllic realm. This oil on copper depicts a scene from the biblical book of Exodus in which a burning bush was one of three miracles that God showed Moses to confirm his mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

Landscape with Moses and the Burning Bush, Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) (Italian, Bologna 1581–1641 Naples), Oil on copper

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