Herkules und Omphale
Alessandro Turchi (gen. L'Orbetto) (1578-1649)

Herkules und Omphale,

um 1620
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
166,5 x 237 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
496
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie Schleißheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Alessandro Turchi (gen. L'Orbetto), Herkules und Omphale, um 1620, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPJX0xgA (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
Hercules stole Apollo’s sacred tripod in Delphi. As a punishment he was made a slave to the Lydian queen Omphale and had to wear women’s clothing and spin. Clad in the hero’s lion skin and leaning on his club, Omphale mocks Hercules, who is holding a distaff and a spindle, in front of her companions. Turchi created his figurative composition in the classical manner but, like the Caravaggisti, staged the scene in bright light against a dark background.

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