Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dangerous Women

For Christmas this year my parents gave me the book Dangerous Women by Laure Adler and Élisa Lécosse. The book tells the tales of over 50 mythical and real women alongside beautiful works of art. Some of the pictures I found familiar and have already been featured on this blog but others were completely new to me and I’ll share them with you now.

Ariadne Abandoned by Angelika Kauffmann, before 1782.

Jupiter and Juno (detail) by Annibale Carracci, 1597-1600.

Danäe by Correggio, c. 1531.
 Danäe was impregnated by Zeus in the form of a golden shower and gave birth to the hero Perseus.

La Rolla by Henri Gervex, 1878.

Woman With a Mask by Lorenzo Lippi, 1640-50.

The Venus of Urbino by Titial, 1538.

I hope you all had a very happy holiday and are looking forward to a bright new year.

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