Mythical Works

 The gallery “Mythical Works” contains a collection of art pieces that depicts mythical figures throughout history and different cultures. The following collection that I have gathered to share with you contains sculptures and paintings from ancient times to medieval times, and goes all the way up to the eighteenth century.

Falcon-Headed God in Pose of "Soul of Pe", Unknown, Third Intermediate period, Dynasty 22, 945 - 712 B.C., From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
This small statute is of a Falcon-Headed God of ancient Egypt. The God is in pose of “Soul of Pe”, kneeling with one of his hands raised above his head in a fist while the other arm crosses his chest. This piece dates back somewhere between 22,945 and 712 B.C.
The abduction of Proserpina by Pluto, John Cheere, 1756 -, From the collection of: National Palace of Queluz
This statue depicts the scene in ancient Roman Mythology where Pluto kidnaps Proserpina to make her his wife. The story tells a tale of Pluto wanting the beautiful Proserpina as his wife and kidnaps her from a field where she was picking flowers with her mother Ceres. The statue shows Pluto grabbing Proserpina to take her back to the underworld while her mother tries to stop him.
Mars, John Cheere, 1756 -, From the collection of: National Palace of Queluz
Here is a statue of Mars the Roman god of war. He stands in his armor ready to draw his sword to fight. A dragon like creature has taken post on the helmet of Mars. This statue was created around 1756 by a sculptor named, John Cheere. John Cheere brought the God Mars to life in this sculpture with life like facial expressions and his stance.
The bath of Diana, Van Diemen's Land, John GLOVER, 1837, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The painting is “The bath of Diana, Van Diemen’s Land” is a painting done by John Glover in the early 1800’s. John Glover painted a beautiful landscape of a body of water at the bottom of a hill. In the painting you see people on the banks of the water either going to bathe, or have already bathed. What brings the painting to life is the realistic clouds and the sky reflecting off of the surface of the water.
Prometheus Bound, Thomas Cole, 1847, From the collection of: de Young museum
This Painting is of the story in Greek Mythology where the Titan Prometheus is bound to the side of a rock for eternity as punishment from Zeus after he had stole fire from the Gods on Mount Olympus. An artist by the name of Thomas Cole painted this painting in 1847.
Landscape with Nymph and Satyr Dancing, Claude Lorrain, 1641, From the collection of: The Toledo Museum of Art
Claude Lorrain painted this landscape of a dancing Satyr and Nymphs. From the background I would say the painting is set in the time of Ancient Rome. The subjects of the painting (from the title provided and how they are highlighted) are of the Satyr and Nymphs, but the landscape and background take all the attention away from them making the painting feel larger.
Mercury, Johan Gregor van der Schardt (Dutch, about 1530 - 1581), about 1570 - 1580, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
A Dutch artist named Johan Gregor van der Schardt created this statue of Mercury, the Roman God of Messengers, around 1570 to 1580. Mercury Is shown standing with the three things that he is known for (his signature symbols) his staff held in one hand while wearing his winged headpiece and shoes.
Juno, Joseph Nollekens (English, 1737 - 1823), 1776, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Here is a statue of the Roman Goddess Juno. Juno is the wife of Jupiter and queen of the Gods. Joseph Nollekens sculpted this sculpture in 1776. Joseph Nollekens added detail in the folds of her dress causing the stone to look soft and flowing as if it were fabric.
Minerva, Joseph Nollekens (English, 1737 - 1823), 1775, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This is another sculpture of a Goddess done by Joseph Nollekens a year earlier than the sculpture of Juno. This sculpture is of Minerva the Roman Goddess of wisdom. Here you see he made her dress look thin and flowing as if it were real fabric like he did with the other sculpture.
Venus with the Apple, Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1813/1816, From the collection of: Thorvaldsens Museum
This sculpture of Venus, the Roman Goddess of love, by Bertel Thorvaldsen was created between 1813 and 1816. It shows Venus holding an apple in one hand and her clothing in the other. She was given a blank expression while made to look like she is focusing on the apple in her hand.
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