Two Sides of One coin (Maegan Pagan)

This gallery focuses on the children of Jupiter and Latona, Diana, the goddess of the hunt, chastity and fertility and her twin brother Apollo, the god of light, truth, archery, music, medicine and healing and bringer of deathly plague. This gallery will include different representations of the twin gods in paintings, sculptures and other mediums. 

Latona Giving Birth to Apollo and Diana on the Island of Delos, Diana Scultori after Giulio Romano, 1535/1588, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
This image depicts the birth of the twin god and goddess, Apollo and Diana, to Jupiter and Latona. This scene takes place on the Island of Delos. This piece shows the heart of this gallery because without this birth they would not exist. The engraving shows the stress of childbirth along with the beauty of it.
Apollo and Diana, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1525 - 1527, From the collection of: Royal Collection Trust, UK
This piece of art was created by Lucas Cranach in 1527 and is painted with contrasting colors. The scene depicts Apollo shooting his arrow whilst Diana sits upon a deer. The principles of design that are used in this painting would be considered harmonious because the colors all seem to flow together.
Diana, Artus Quellinus, 1650/1654, From the collection of: Royal Palace Amsterdam
This marble relief is of Diana, the goddess of the hunt and of the moon, opposite of her twin brother, Apollo. You can see how this reflects her nature with her holding a bow and arrow in one hand, a torch in the other, and the deer that take up the background.
Apollo, Artus Quellinus, 1651, From the collection of: Royal Palace Amsterdam
This marble relief is a representation of Apollo, the god of the sun. He, like his twin sister in the photo before this, holds a bow and arrow in one hand, his lyre at his side, which is a U-shaped stringed instrument, and at his feet is the body of Python.
Apollo and Diana Punishing Niobe by Killing her Children, Abraham Bloemaert, 1591, From the collection of: SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst
This painting depicts the massacre of Niobe’s, the daughter of King Tantalus of Phrygia, children. This painting tells the story of the punishment Niobe suffered for taunting Apollo and Diana’s mother, Latona, for only having two children while Niobe had seven. The contrast and the colors in this painting create the dramatic scene of the massacre.
Diana, Apollo and Nymphs, Tiepolo, Giambattista, c.1750, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
This piece of art is a sketch that was made for the ceiling of the Triumph of Diana. This scene has two viewpoints but is made to look as if there is one. This oil painting contains Apollo, Diana, and Nymphs. The principal of design asymmetrical balance is achieved due to the balance at the top and bottom of the work of art.
“Apollo served by the nymphs”, by Girardon and Regnaudin, in the Grove of Apollo, Fonds de l’agence d’architecture de Versailles, 1939/1945, From the collection of: Palace of Versailles
This statue portrays Apollo surrounded by Nymphs who appear to be bathing the god. This statue uses asymmetrical balance to bring a harmonious feel to it. The statue seems to go from tall down as it starts with the first nymph down to the last with the emphasis on Apollo.
Diana and Her Nymphs Bathing, Jean-François de Troy (French, 1679 - 1752), 1722 - 1724, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This painting depicts the goddess Diana bathing along with her Nymphs. The colors of this piece seem to blend with together and the contrast of the painting adds to the scene. You can also see that Actaeon has come upon this scene and has his eyes shielded by one of the Nymphs.
Mixing bowl (bell krater), the Pan Painter, about 470 B.C., From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This mixing bowl depicts what happens to Aktaion after he is discovered looking upon Diana as she bathes. As his punishment, she turns him into a stag and has her dogs attack him. The formal element used on this mixing bowl shows the positive and negative space of the scene it describes.
Apollo Flaying Marsyas in the presence of King Midas, Giovanni Paolo Panini, around 1760, From the collection of: Museo Diocesano Milano
The scene on this painting depicts the musical contest between Apollo and Marsysas. The painting uses brilliant colors and the illusion of movement to bring t the painting to life. In this particular painting, you can see that Apollo is flaying Marsysas in the presence of King Midas. The painting is meant to show allegories of human conflict between intelligence and passion.
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