The most mythical...- Kristen Schmutz

The representation of Mythological Sculptures and Paintings of Ancient Greece.

In this oil on canvas painting, Botticelli portrays Venus being born from the sea on a clam shell, being pushed to shore by the wind of Zephyrus. The woman on the shore is awaiting Venus with a robe of flowers. The transparency of the painting makes the scene more life like and allows for the ethereal presence of Venus.
The bronze sculpture of a Giant hurling a rock, is one of many depicting a battle between the gods, and the giants. The uneven stance of the sculpture promotes that this portrayal of a giant, was set on an uneven setting. These kinds of statues were frequently used as decoration in many places including candelabras, and chariots.
This oil on canvas painting by Dosso Dossi, really has no specific meaning. Dossi depicts in this scene Pan, the satyr, Echo, the Nymph, and her protector Terra, as well as a random female warrior, who was known to have been covered by landscapes at one point since creation. The cupids up in the upper right hand corner seem to be trying to shoot their arrows, but their exact target is unknown.
This marble sculpture of Dionysos, the god of wine, also seen through the bunch of grapes attached by his right temple, is of a young beardless god, who appears to be in a "drunken" state. Though the sculpture is damages on the nose, the full facial expression of Dionysos is still captured perfectly.
The Centaur mosaic (which is various stones of many color gradations), once formed part of a floor mosaic. This particular scenes, depicts a battle between a male and female centaur, and three wild "cats". The scene shows that the female centaur was brought down by the tiger, and after dealing a fatal blow to the lion, the male centaur tries to save his female companion by trying to inflict damage with a rock, though it is unknown to the male, that there is a leopard ready to strike him down.
The bronze statuette of Zeus with his thunderbolt, is considered one of the most beautiful images of the deity. The placement of the stance of Zeus and the holding of his thunderbolt, portrays that he is ready to strike down an unknown opponent. The spacing of the legs and arms, shows that Zeus is energized for the bolt, and is ready to hit his mark.
The oil on panel piece of Achilles educated by the Centaur Chiron, by Peter Paul Reuben's, shows Achilles riding on Chiron's back. While Chiron was asked by Achilles mother to raise him, Chiron takes Achilles under his wing to teach him the ropes of combat, and all other things he himself was once taught.
This limestone figure shows a male figure holding an olive branch in one hand. The statue itself, is damaged but by the poor use of production, it seems that this one statue is one of many that were mass produced. Mass produced statues like this one were used as offerings in sanctuaries of male deities.
This oil on canvas painting by Giovanni Battista Pittoni, is a scene from a Greek myth of Achilles and Polyxena. The myth tells of Achilles being betrayed by Polyxena and her brother Paris, and upon his death he demanded she be sacrificed in his tomb. The scene itself is said to be of Achilles' Ghost watching as Polyxena, dutifully accepts her fate.
This marble statue seems to be a portrayal of Roman Emperor Nero, but it is known to have Greek influence from the High Classical Period of Greece. The construction of the anatomy of the sculpture suggests this subject to be a greek god or a hero, but it is not classified as to which.
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