Renaissance and the gods - Kristy neu

This gallery includes the many Gods and Goddesses from Greek mythology that we have all learned about including Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, etc. This gallery shows the interpretation of these myths in paintings during the Renaissance time period. 

The painting "Pallas Athena drives away Mars" depicts Athena, Goddess of wisdom and war has her arm around a young woman and is pushing away Ares, the God of war. A visual element in this picture would be space. The elements in this piece are very crowded not leaving much space but directly guiding the viewer to the story he is creating. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Athena, the Goddess of wisdom and war and Ares, the God of war.
The painting "The Abduction of Ganymede" depicts Zeus transformed into the form of an eagle abducting Ganymede and taking him to Olympus where he would then become a cup-bearer. The painting shows motion with the dog looking up at the sky, to indicate movement within the characters Zeus and Ganymede. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Zeus, God of the Sky and ruler of the Olympian Gods.
The painting "Apollo and Diana" depicts Apollo, the God of the Sun seen holding a bow next to his sister, Artemis, the Goddess of the moon. A visual element clearly portrayed in this painting is texture. By looking at the stags fur you can see the fine lines made to show the texture of the fur, along with the detailing in the trees, and Artemis's curls. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Apollo, God of the Sun and his sister Artemis, Goddess of the Moon.
The painting "The Rape of Proserpine" depicts Hades, God of the Underworld abducting the goddess Persephone. You see Hades holding and taking Persephone away in his chariot to make her his spouse. A visual element seen clearly in this painting would be color. You can see the difference in color between Hades and Persephone. Hades image is much darker compared to hers. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Hades, God of the Underworld.
The painting "The Beloved of Enalus Sacrificed to Poseidon and Spared" depicts a young girl in a red dress being sacrificed to Poseidon, God of the Sea. As you read the story of this painting from right to left, you see her being offered to the sea on the right, then in the middle of the painting with Poseidon, then being spared and pulled out of the sea by a group of young ladies. A visual element in this painting would be lines. This painting shows many lines creating a wide variety of detail in the sky and in the boats, especially the sail on the right. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Poseidon, God of the Sea.
The painting "Neptune and Amphitrite" depicts the wedding between Poseidon, God of the Sea, and Amphitrite. You can see the couple under a canopy with hanging fish in the center, Poseidon holding his trident and they're surrounded by other individuals from the sea. A visual element in this painting would be space. The artist derived a lot of detail and importance in a section of this canvas by crowding all of the individuals drawing your attention. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Poseidon, God of the Sea.
The painting "The Judgement of Paris" depicts Paris holding an apple to three goddesses Hero, Athena, and Aphrodite. Paris is to chose whom the golden apple should go to. A visual element shown in this painting is colors. The red robes on Paris draw your attention to the story being told in this painting. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Athena, Goddess of War.
The painting "Apollo and Coronis" depicts Apollo picking herbs in attempt to heal Coronis to the right of the picture who he had killed with bow. You can see in the background to the right her funeral is being prepared by pupils. A visual element in this painting would be color. The majority of the painting is dark besides Coronis, and the bright red silk underneath of her. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Apollo, God of the Sun.
The painting "Apollo killing the Cyclops" depicts exactly as it states in the title: Apollo, God of the Sun in the bright red killing the cyclops race. He is seeking revenge on the cyclops because they gave Zeus thunderbolts which in return killed his son. A visual element featured in this painting would be texture. The artist uses a variety of lines to create a detailed almost engraved look on the boarder. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Apollo, God of the Sun.
The painting "Europa's abduction by Jupiter" depicts a group of three women on the right looking at Europa on top of Zeus, who has transformed himself into a beautiful white bull. He disguised himself as this bull to abduct Europa because he had fallen in love with her. A visual element in this picture would be space. There are two main objectives in this painting which would be the group of women and then Zeus and Europa, these objectives are alone in a very plain and monotone background. This artwork represents the theme of my gallery because it includes Zeus, God of the Sky and ruler of the Olympian Gods.
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