Rape of the Sabine WomenArtist(s)John Clem ClarkeArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1970-1973Medium & Supportlithograph on paperDimensions
25 3/4 in x 22 3/8 in (65.41 cm x 56.83 cm);36 1/8 in x 29 in (91.76 cm x 73.66 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matterRape of the Sabine Women
echoes the composition of Giambologna's sculpture titled Rape of the Sabines
. Clarke, who made a career of recasting classical images by earlier artists in contemporary garb and style, also did a reproduction of Poussin's Rape of the Sabine Women. This story from the legendary history of Rome, tells of the first generation of Roman men who, threatened by a severe gender ratio imbalance, acquired wives for themselves from the neighboring Sabine families recounted in Livy and Plutarch. Physical Description
This print shows three figures in a field set against a dark and smoky background. Two men are struggling for control of a struggling naked woman draped over the shoulder of one of the men. Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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modern and contemporary art