(b. 1709, Forno di Canale, d. 1784, Treviso)
Landscape with Shepherds and Fishermen-
Oil on canvas
Museo di Bassano, Grappa
The symbolism of Christ and Christians as shepherd and sheep is founded on the parables of Luke (15:3-7) and John (10:1-18). Its translation into visual terms is largely confined to early Christian art. It is rarely encountered in painting after the Middle Ages. The shepherd became element of pastoral scenes.