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The sky turns red in this apocalyptic destruction of the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, punished by God. Only Lot and his daughters survive the inferno; they are led away by two angels. At the centre of the painting stands Lot's wife, transformed into a pillar of salt. In the upper right is the tent in which Lot and his daughters will stay.
|Title||Landscape with the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is on view in room 33|
Width : 30 cm
Height : 22,5 cm
Painter: Joachim Patinir
|Accession number||2312 (OK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed 1948 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Age maker||Between 35 and 44 years old|
|Exhibitions|| BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
|External exhibitions|| Van Eyck tot Dürer (2010)
Lucas van Leyden en de Renaissance (2011)
La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2012)
Les fables du paysage flamand au XVI siècle, du fantastique au merveilleux (2012)
Paradise on Earth. Flemish Landscape Paintings from Bruegel to Rubens (2016)
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
|Material||Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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All about the maker
Bouvignes, Dinant circa 1480 - Antwerpen 1524
Virtually nothing is known about the life of Joachim Patinir, or Patenier. He appears for the first time in 1515 in the books of the St Luke guild, which he joi..