Allegory Of Rulership The Return Of The Golden Age Under Saturn

size(cm): 30x25
Sale price£88 GBP


The painting "Allegory of the Rulership: The Return of the Golden Age under Saturn" by Hans von Aachen is a masterpiece of German Baroque art. Dating from the 16th century, this painting is an allegorical representation of just and wise rulership, personified by the figure of Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture and the harvest.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a large number of figures and elements that intertwine in a complex and detailed scene. The central figure of Saturn stands at the center of the painting, surrounded by a multitude of characters representing different aspects of society and politics.

The coloring of the painting is vibrant and rich, with a palette of bright, warm tones that bring a sense of vitality and energy to the work. The details and texture of the painting are impressive, with a great amount of detail that can be seen in every corner of the work.

The history of the painting is fascinating, as it was commissioned by Emperor Rudolf II of Habsburg, one of the greatest art patrons of his time. The work was created to decorate the Hall of Emperors in Prague Castle, and became one of the most important works in the imperial collection.

One of the lesser known aspects of the painting is its hidden symbolism, which can be seen in the details and figures that appear in the work. For example, the figure of Saturn is associated with the idea of ​​justice and wisdom, while the figure of the woman holding a torch represents truth and light.

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