when in rome... or greece. cody newman

This gallery contains subjects and ideas from mythological history and folklore such as Hercules, Medusa, Cerberus and God. As himself. 

Perseus slaying Medusa, Laurent Marqueste, 1876/1903, From the collection of: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
This is an image of the greek god and son of Zeus, Perseus, slaying the Gorgon Medusa. Moving through the statues powerful action, it takes you straight to whats happening. With a snake wrapped around Perseus' firm grip to avoid Medusas deadly, stone gaze just before beheading her, you can see his intent with the drawn sword.
Apollo served by the Nymphs, François Girardon and Thomas Regnaudin, 1666 - 1675, From the collection of: Palace of Versailles
Here you see another Greek god and son of Zeus, Apollo. Apollo is a complex deity known for being the god of many things such as healing, music, truth, and the sun. It was known that Apollo was loved among the gods.
Minerva, John Cheere, 1756 -, From the collection of: National Palace of Queluz
Minerva is the Roman goddess of war, wisdom and strategy. She stands more welcoming and relaxed in this image, with her knee bent, hip out and arm slacking on her spear. Its said that Minerva is the Roman counterpart to the Greek goddess Athena.
Hydria (water jar): Theseus and the Minotaur, Unidentified Artist, 550 BCE - 530 BCE, From the collection of: Harvard Art Museums
This was an interesting find when looking for the mythological Minotaur! Here you see Theseus, son of Poseidon and a mortal man Aegus, why? Because his mother slept with two people on her wedding day. Theseus is grabbing the Minotaur by the horns and stabbing him. Each pair of spectators to his sides is a woman and a youth.
The Hand of God, Auguste Rodin, 1898, From the collection of: Maryhill Museum of Art
This is what is depicted as the hand of god. You can see in the hand, what I thought at first was a heart but I come to find its the heart of creation. If you look closely you can see an image of a woman being woven into the rest of gods ultimate creation.
Hercules, John Michael Rysbrack, 1694–1770, Flemish, active in Britain (from 1720), between 1745 and 1752, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Hercules was a greek god born from Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. He is one of the most well known gods or demigods. He was known for his strength and being a hero in his many various adventures.
Mars and Venus, Antonio Canova, 1817 - 1822, From the collection of: Royal Collection Trust, UK
This statue depicts the gods Mars, the roman equivalent to the greek god Ares, god of war, and Venus goddess of love, beauty and fertility and also the roman equivalent to the greek goddess Aphrodite. The movement in this piece displays young romance and virility.
Detail of Sarcophagus with Hercules and Cerberus, Second Half of the II century AD, From the collection of: Centrale Montemartini
This was also an interesting find when looking for a mythological creature, the three headed dog, Cerberus (or Kerberos) from the book "Dante's Inferno." This is a depiction of an outside story told that Hercules was sent to Hades to kidnap Cerberus in hopes that Hercules would not make it back.
The Gates of Hell, Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917, Modeled 1880-1917; cast 1926-1928, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
These are the "Gates of Hell", imagined from the divine comedy known as "Dante's Inferno." The most popular depiction on these massive doors is near the top called, "The Poet," or more commonly known today as, "The Thinker." Today the thinker is commonly recognized for resembling philosophy and learning. Some of the artists most famous works came from this doorway. Take a gander.
Statue of Jupiter, Unknown, Ancient Rome. End of 1st century, From the collection of: The State Hermitage Museum
This is the god Jupiter, he is the roman equivalent to Zeus. This is a powerful statue depicting a leader of nations sitting on his throne. The object he is holding that is standing on a globe is the goddess of victory, Nike. The eagle or "Aquila" to his left is the symbol to the roman legions and was a standard to have per legion.
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