Die Befreiung der Andromeda

Die Befreiung der Andromeda

Dating
um 1650
More about this artwork
The hero Perseus has just killed the sea monster to which the princess Andromeda was to be sacrificed. He is now cleansing his hands of the monster’s blood. Amor leads Andromeda, now liberated, to Perseus as she is to be his bride. Several sea nymphs look on in wonder as the aquatic plants, on which Perseus has placed Medusa’s head, are transformed into coral when touched by it. This theme comes from Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’; the idea for the composition is based on a drawing by Nicolas Poussin.
Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Inventory Number
1290
Birth year of the artist
1616
Year the artist deceased
1671
Dimensions of the object
111,2 x 140,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
Seit dem 18. Jahrhundert in der Badenburg in Nymphenburg nachweisbar
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Sébastien Bourdon, Die Befreiung der Andromeda, um 1650, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/OrLbdQl41V (Last updated on 18.01.2022)

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