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La Fuite en Egypte

The Triptych of the Rest during the Flight into Egypt is a small triptych by the Flemish primitive painter Hans Memling, created around 1480. It was dismembered, transferred to other supports, cut up and completed: the central panel, with the Rest during the Flight into Egypt surrounded by Saint John the Baptist on the left panel and Saint Mary Magdalene on the right panel, is in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The outer paintings of the shutters, depicting Saint Stephen and Saint Christopher, are in the Cincinnati Museum of Art in the United States. This small, extremely refined triptych depicting five standing saints was only reconstructed in the 1970s. "The four saints and the Virgin are standing in a flower bed. Behind the four saints, in a hilly landscape, between imaginary buildings and under porticoes, tiny little scenes from their legend play out. This uninterrupted narrative in space is typical of Memling's style (see, for example, the Altarpiece of the Two Saints of John). This type of narrative is developed in particular in the Turin Panoramas Scenes from the Passion of Christ, Munich (The Seven Joys of the Virgin) and Lübeck (Greverade Triptych). " Behind John the Baptist, we see Herod's Feast, the Beheading of St John the Baptist, the Ecce Agnus Dei and the Baptism of Christ. Behind Mary Magdalene, we see the Meal at Simon's, the Resurrection of Lazarus, the Noli me tangere and a rare image of the Assumption of Mary Magdalene during her eremitical life in [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the flemish & northern renaissance style.


« La Fuite en Egypte » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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