Landscape with Moses and the Burning Bush

Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) Italian

Not on view

A pupil of Annibale Carracci, Domenichino was a key proponent of an idealizing, classical style, and he set a key early example in Italy for the use of copper supports. His celebrated landscapes transpose observation of nature to a timeless, idyllic realm that inspired generations of artists. According to the Bible (Exodus 3), a burning bush that was not consumed by its flames 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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