Invitation to Paradise

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Artist / maker

Edgard Tytgat (painters (artists))

Date

1922

Period

20th century
During the First World War, Edgard Tytgat fled to England. While there he took to printmaking. He illustrated the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood and other stories in coloured woodcuts and linocuts. Even after the war Tytgat retained his penchant for narrative and often humorous scenes, frequently painted in a primitive and popular style. In this work we see…
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During the First World War, Edgard Tytgat fled to England. While there he took to printmaking. He illustrated the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood and other stories in coloured woodcuts and linocuts. Even after the war Tytgat retained his penchant for narrative and often humorous scenes, frequently painted in a primitive and popular style. In this work we see children on a boat mooring at a paradisiacal island where St Nicholas is waiting for them. The image on the boat’s sail refers to the passage in the Bible where Christ says: ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me’. The artist portrays himself amidst the playing children in the walled garden on the island. He did a woodcut of the same subject in the same year.
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Features
Artist / maker Edgard Tytgat VIAF RKD Wikidata
Type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Categories paintings (visual works) , belangrijk werk Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Materials oil paint , canvas
Dimensions 114 x 150.4 cm
Location Work on display
Object number 2000-A
Description
Subjects fantastic art , self-portraits , figures (representations)
Tags historical person (TYTGAT, Edgard) Iconclass, portrait, self-portrait of painter Iconclass, tools, implements of painter Iconclass, tools, implements of painter (+ variant) Iconclass, easel Iconclass, palette Iconclass, brushes ~ implements of painter Iconclass, artist at work, in his workshop - BB - out of doors Iconclass, the bishop Nicholas of Myra (or Bari); possible attributes: anchor, boat, three golden balls (on a book), three purses, three children in a tub, three maidens Iconclass, saints Iconclass, water (one of the four elements) Iconclass, river Iconclass, river bank Iconclass, boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass, sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass, Christ explaining his doctrine to women and children Iconclass, Christ blessing children brought by their mothers, usually with some disciples disapprovingly looking on (Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17) Iconclass, insignia of bishop, e.g. mitre, crozier Iconclass, heavenly love versus earthly love Iconclass, tot, toddler ~ the ages of man Iconclass, girl (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass, boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass, child Iconclass, youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass, adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass, the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass, male sex; man Iconclass, adult man Iconclass, sitting figure Iconclass, sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass, kneeling figure Iconclass, children's games and plays Iconclass, child in environment and time Iconclass, plants; vegetation (+ flowers, blossom, blossoming) Iconclass, fenced or walled garden; 'Hortus Conclusus' Iconclass, trees Iconclass, flowers Iconclass, flowers: water-lily Iconclass, sheep Iconclass, lamb Iconclass, cow Iconclass, making music; musician with instrument Iconclass, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, shawm Iconclass, pond, pool Iconclass, Garden of Eden, paradise Iconclass, Maidenhood Iconclass, Youth, Adolescence, 'Iuventus'; 'Adolescenza', 'Gioventu' (Ripa) Iconclass, animals Iconclass, mammals Iconclass
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