Danae

Danae

More about this artwork
Gossaert depicts the story of how Zeus, the father of the gods, descended upon King Argos' daughter in a shower of gold, thereby fathering Perseus. The mythological theme and the architectural motifs taken from the Antique all combine to create a distinctly Renaissance work. The painted framing element works like a shrine that effectively encircles the rather erotic theme.
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Inventory Number
38
Birth year of the artist
1478
Year the artist deceased
1532
Dimensions of the object
114 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Origin
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jan Gossaert gen. Mabuse, Danae, 1527, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/7yxYmBnxYm (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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