The Dance

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The Dance represents a stylistic fusion of classicism and scientific naturalism that dominated landscape art at the end of the 18th century. The circle of nudes dancing to a satyr’s music, ancient ruins, and sacrificial alter evoke a classical idyll, while the surrounding landscape, particularly the tree and foreground burdocks, are rendered with botanical precision.
The Dance

The Dance


Carl Wilhelm I Kolbe

(German, 1757–1835)
Germany, 18th-19th century

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