Greek Mythology Paintings



Here you can have a look on pictures of famous greek mythology paintings,which are kept in the Louvre museum, in Paris.

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 and Marsyas Name:"Apollo and Marsyas"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Pietro Perugino,ca. 1495
Theme:Music contest between god Apollo and Marsyas.
Aphrodite and Ares on Mt. Parnassus Name:"Mountain Parnassus"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Andrea Mantegna,1495-1497
Theme:Gods Aphrodite and Ares having a party on Mt Parnassus.
The triumph of virtueName:"The Triumph of Virtue"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Andrea Mantegna,ca. 1502
Theme:Goddess Athena ousts Aphrodite from Garden of Virtue.
Aphrodite,Cupid and AresName:"Aphrodite,Cupid and Ares"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Lambert Sustris,1548-1550
Theme:Scene with goddess Aphrodite, god Ares and Cupid.
The capture of Deianera by centaur NessusName:"The capture of Deianeira"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Guido Reni,1620-1621
Theme:Centaur Nessus captures Hercule's wife Deianeira.
Apollo inspires young poetName:"The inspiration of the poet"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Nicolas Poussin,ca. 1630
Theme:God Apollo and muse Calliope inspire young poet.
Landscape with Orpheus and EurydiceName:"Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Nicolas Poussin,1649-1651
Theme:Orpheus and Eurydice set in a beautiful landscape.
Goddess Artemis restingName:"Artemis resting"
Museum:Louvre, Paris
Artist and Year:Francois Bouchin,1742
Theme:Goddess Artemis resting with one of her companions.



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