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Guarding the Flock :: Luigi Chialiva

Guarding the Flock :: Luigi Chialiva - Village life
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Luigi Chialiva (1842-1914) Guarding the Flock

Oil on panel (46.4 x 64.1 cm)( 18,3 x 25,2 inch ) Private collection

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 22.04.2010



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The canvas depicts the usual rural scene, but could serve as an illustration of some children's story, a fairy tale. The scene is realistic, but the shepherds are still children, and are depicted as some cute, touching, caring way. The author also illuminated the whole landscape as if it were a theater scene. The foreground is well lit, and the back - on the contrary, quite dark, almost twilight. This adds fabrication, the shepherds, along with the sheep, seem to be in the rays of mysterious light, [Expand]

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