Enlightenment and Sensibility

Schütz executed the two ideal landscapes for Count Thoranc as pendants. Whereas the structures of the compositions, framed by the towering ruins and trees, correspond to one another, they nonetheless diverge in their details: A shepherd and begging children with their mother are placed in a Mediterranean-seeming landscape. The ruins in the middle distance recall the Colosseum and a pyramid. The pendant piece forms a contrast through the conifers, peasant figures, and the somewhat cooler colouring.