Greek Mythology Paintings



Here you can have a look on pictures of famous greek mythology paintings,which are kept in two museums in Italy, one in Venice and the other in Naples.

As you can see, next to each picture there is a small description, where you can read some details about the painting, such as the name of the painting and the name of the artist, the approximate year it was completed, the name of the museum that the painting is now kept and finally some words about its theme.

When you browse, you can see a larger version of any picture by clicking on its image in the gallery. The larger picture loads inside a window on the same page, which you can close by clicking anywhere on the image.



Dionysus offering fruit to a young warriorName:"Dionysus and young warrior"
Museum:Academy Gallery,Venice,Italy
Artist and Year:Giovanno Bellini,1490-1500
Theme:God Dionysus offers a plate of fruit to a young warrior,probably personifying Lust tempting a virtuous hero.
Perseus cutting the head of Medusa Name:"Perseus cuts the head of Medusa"
Museum:Academy Gallery, Venice, Italy
Artist and Year:Francesco Maffei,ca. 1660
Theme:Perseus prepares to cut the head of Medusa, while trying to look the other way.
Artemis and nymph Callisto Name:"Artemis and Callisto"
Museum:Academy Gallery, Venice, Italy
Artist and Year:Sebastiano Ricci,1712-1716
Theme:Goddess Artemis finds out that nymph Callisto is pregnant with god Zeus.
Asclepius healing a sleeping manName:"Dream with Asclepius"
Museum:Academy Gallery, Venice, Italy
Artist and Year:Sebastiano Ricci,ca. 1720
Theme:A sleeping man sees in his dream Asclepius who will heal him.
The capture of Europe by ZeusName:"The capture of Europe"
Museum:Academy Gallery, Venice, Italy
Artist and Year:Giambattista Tiepolo,1720-1721
Theme:Zeus, disguised as a white bull, abducted Europe.The painting shows them resting near the seaside..
Danae and Eros looking at the golden rainName:"Danae"
Museum:Capodimonte National Museum,Naples,Italy
Artist and Year:Vecellio Tiziano,1544-1546
Theme:Danae and Eros watching the golden rain, disguise of Zeus.
Hercules facing dilemma whether to follow Vice or VirtueName:"Hercules at crossroads"
Museum:Capodimonte National Museum,Naples,Italy
Artist and Year:Anniballe Carracci,1596
Theme:Hero Hercules faces dilemma whether to follow Vice or Virtue.
Nymphs playing near a lakeName:"Landscape with nymphs"
Museum:Capodimonte National Museum,Naples,Italy
Artist and Year:Claude Lorrain,1669
Theme:Nymphs playing near a lake.
Drunk SeilenusName:"Drunk Seilenus"
Museum:Capodimonte National Museum,Naples,Italy
Artist and Year:Jusepe De Ribera,1626
Theme:Seilenus getting drunk, while being watched by Pan.
Apollo and MarsyasName:"Apollo and Marsyas"
Museum:Capodimonte National Museum,Naples,Italy
Artist and Year:Jusepe De Ribera,1637
Theme:God Apollo punishes Marsyas after a music contest, by skinning him alive.



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