Greek Mythology Paintings



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

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.



Hercules wrestling with the giant AntaeusName:"Hercules and Antaeus"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Antonio del Pollaiuolo,1475
Theme:Hercules manages to kill the giant Antaeus on his return from the Apples of Hesperides.
Hercules trying to kill the Lerna HydraName:"Hercules and Lerna Hydra"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Antonio del Pollaiuolo,ca. 1475
Theme:Hercules tries to kill the Lerna Hydra.
Allegory of SpringName:"Allegory of Spring"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Sandro Boticelli,ca. 1482
Theme:Wind god Zephyros pursues his wife to be nymph Chlorida, while Aphrodite and the Three Graces are dancing in a garden in Spring.
Athena and a CentaurName:"Athena and Centaur"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Sandro Boticelli,ca. 1482
Theme:Goddess Athena, trying to tame a Centaur.
Birth of AphroditeName:"Birth of Aphrodite"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Sandro Boticelli,ca. 1484
Theme:The birth of Aphrodite on the island of Cythera.
Perseus rescues AndromedaName:"Perseus rescues Andromeda"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Piero di Kosimo,ca. 1513
Theme:Perseus rescues Andromeda, by killing the sea monster.
Aphrodite resting on her bedName:"Aphrodite of Urbino"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Tiziano,1538
Theme:Portrait of goddess Aphrodite resting on her bed.
Athena and HephaestusName:"Hephaestus' Workshop"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Giorgio Vasari,ca. 1564
Theme:Goddess Athena meets god Hephaestus in his workshop.
Leda and the SwanName:"Leda and the Swan"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Giacobo Tintorreto,ca. 1560
Theme:God Zeus approaches Leda by transforming himself into a swan.
Portrait of young DionysusName:"Dionysus"
Museum:Ufizzi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Artist and Year:Caravaggio,ca. 1597
Theme:Portrait of young godDionysus.



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