Albrecht Altdorfer’s painting from 1537 depicts the story of Lot and his daughters fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah. In this painting, the artist portrays the themes of incestuous relationships between Lot and his two daughters, which is a disturbing subject matter. However, Altdorfer was renowned for his use of Mannerism style that focused on creating dramatic scenes with exaggerated figures, which can be seen in this artwork.
Apart from its controversial subject matter, one of the standout features of the painting is its stunning landscape. Altdorfer was well-known for his landscape paintings, and this piece exemplifies that talent. The delicate brushstrokes create a sense of depth in the rocky terrain surrounding Lot and his daughters.
Today, those who appreciate art can obtain an art print on canvas or fine handmade paper from Bridgeman Images archive to experience Albrecht Altdorfer’s masterpiece up close. The artwork serves as an excellent representation of Mannerism style while leaving us with unanswered questions about its controversial themes.