Greek Mythology Paintings



Here you can have a look on pictures of famous greek mythology paintings,which are kept in the National Gallery, in London.

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.



Apollo pursuing DaphneName:"Apollo and Daphne"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Antonio del Pollaiuolo, 1470-1480
Theme:The nymph Daphne is transformed into the plant laurel, as her suitor god Apollo is trying to embrace her.
Aphrodite and AresName:"Aphrodite and Ares"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Sandro Botticelli,ca. 1485
Theme:Goddess Aphrodite resting in bed with god Ares, while satyrs and Eros play with his weapons.
Death of ProcridaName:"The death of Procrida"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Piero Di Cosimo,ca. 1495
Theme:A satyr kneels beside Procrida, who has been killed by her jealous husband.
Dionysus meets AriadneName:"Dionysus and Ariadne"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Tiziano,1522-1523
Theme:Dionysus meets Ariadne on the island of Naxos, where she was abandoned by Theseus.
Aphrodite and ErosName:"Aphrodite and Eros"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Lucas Cranach Sr.,ca. 1430
Theme:Aphrodite talks with her son Eros, who has been stung by bees.
Allegory of LoveName:"Allegory of Love"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Bronzino,ca.1545
Theme:Goddess Aphrodite in an intimate scene with Eros, in a painting symbolizing carnal Love.
The creation of the galaxyName:"The Creation of the Galaxy"
Museum: National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Giacopo Tintorreto,1580
Theme:Zeus puts baby Hercules to breastfeed from Hera, but spilled milk creates the galaxy.
Dionysus celebration in front of statue of PanName:"Dionysus celebration in front of statue of Pan"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Nicolas Poussin,1630-1634
Theme:Followers of god Dionysus have a wild celebration on front of a statue of Pan .
Paris trying to decide to whom he will give the appleName:"Judgment of Paris"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Peter Paul Rubens,1632-1635
Theme:In the famous beauty contest which led to the Trojan War, Paris is shown trying to decide which goddess he will give the apple to.
Aphrodite looking at herself in the mirrorName:"Aphrodite in front of a mirror"
Museum:National Gallery, London, England
Artist and Year:Diego Velasquez,1647-1651
Theme:Goddess Aphrodite looking at herself in a mirror held by Eros.



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