Despair, Lot and his daughters, The Dutch Renaissance, Lucas van Leyden

 It is the name that identifies a biblical passage from Genesis 19, which gives rise to an iconographic theme widely represented in art from the Renaissance, thanks to its status as a lurid incest scene.

Lucas van Leyden

Lot’s daughters are on a break in their flight from Sodom, where they live.

Lucas van Leyden

Her relationship with his father is quite strange.

Lucas van Leyden

For reasons of hospitality, he offers them to lie down to his neighbors who despise them, preferring to rape the angels that God sends to warn him of the destruction of the city.

Lucas van Leyden

They have lost her mother, who has just been turned into a pillar of salt, for she cannot help but turn to see the city destroyed.

Lucas van Leyden

Seeing that their inevitable destinies are going to be loneliness, they decide to get their father drunk and have sex with him, to become pregnant.

Lucas van Leyden
Lucas van Leyden

Their names are not mentioned in the Bible, but they are mentioned in the Book of Jasher as Paltih and Tamires, although in Genesis they appear those of the children conceived by Moab and Ben Ammi, from whom Moabites and Ammonites descend.

Lucas van Leyden
Lucas van Leyden

The painters who represent the subject are; 1528 Lucas Cranach the Elder, in 1520 Lucas van Leyden, 1537 Altdorfer, 1565 Bonifacio de Pitati, Tintoretto, 1565 Jan Massys, 1616 Francesco Furini, Hendrick Golzius, 1618-1620 in the workshop of Rubens Jacob Jordaens, 1622 Orazio Gentileschi, 1635- 1638 Artemisa Gentileschi, 1633 Simon Vouet, 1844 Gustave Courbert etc.

Lucas van Leyden
Lucas van Leyden

https://es.artsdot.com/@@/8XZPGF-Lucas-Van-Leyden-Lot-y-sus-hijas

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lot_y_sus_hijas

http://artesycosas.es/2020/11/las-hijas-de-lot/

Trianart

after Lucas van Leyden, The Card Players, , probably c. 1550/1599, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Publicado por ilabasmati

Licenciada en Bellas Artes, FilologÍa Hispánica y lIiteratura Inglesa.

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