Leda and The Swan Painting History

Leda and the Swan da Vinci  –  Michelangelo   – Veronesse.  –  Rubens. –  Boucher  – Delacroix     is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, or Jupiter, in the Roman version, in the form of a swan, seduces or rapes Leda,  the daughter of the King of Aetolia, and married to the Spartan King Tyndareus. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and …

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History of Nude Painting in Art Renaissance Era

  Nude in 15th to 17th centuries The Quattrocento Nude in Baroque History of Nude Painting in Art Renaissance Era – 15th to 17th centuries Rubens  +  Da Vinci  +  Titian  +  Tintoretto  + Giorgione  +  Botticelli  +  Van Loo  +  Correggio  +  Jacob Jordaens  + Lemoyne. + Le Sueur   What’s the renaissance? The Renaissance was a fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages. Generally described as taking place from the 15th century …

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Nude Paintings on National Gallery London – Virtual tour


Ancient Nude Paintings on National Gallery London – on line

Ancient Nude Paintings on National Gallery:  In the Baroque era, the classical nude reaches the maximum degree of expressiveness are the Venetian artists of the 16th century. These beekeepers are the ones who mark the climax of the full Renaissance. At this high point we can name great artists from Venice such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto. They are the ones who manage to express the main lines of the classic nude, achieving its harmony. It is the exaltation of the form rather than the rigorous of the natural nude. 

The Judgement Of Paris – Peter Paul Rubens 1639

The Judgement Of Paris - Peter Paul Rubens - National Gallery London
Nude Artworks on ETSY

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Venus Anadyomene

Venus Anadyomene or “Venus rising from the sea” Venus Anadyomene Is an iconographic representation of the goddess Aphrodite coming out of the sea made famous by the painter Apelles. The original representation of Apelles disappeared, but it is described in Pliny’s Naturalis Historia, where it is mentioned as an anecdote that the painter used Campaspe, Alexander the Great’s concubine, as his model. According to Athenaeus, the idea of Venus rising from the sea was inspired by Phryne, who during the …

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