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Rembrandt







 

 

 


Rembrandt van Rijn


(Encyclopaedia Britannica)

 

 

 
 

Rembrandt's masterpiece of mythology followed a year later: “Danae” (1636). Again, the artist avoided the standard formulation of the subject; instead of the shower of golden rays or coins that signal the arrival of Jupiter in his metamorphosed state, this picture simply bathes the heroine in a rich, luminous light. The “Danae” also provided Rembrandt with the occasion for one of his most splendid nudes (reworked during the 1650s). He portrays the young woman waiting expectantly for her approaching lover despite the mournful, bound cupid above her head. The theory has been advanced that this was the large-scale picture sent as an unsolicited gift to Huygens and referred to in Rembrandt's letters: “My lord, hang this piece in a strong light and so that one can stand a distance from it, then it will show at its best.”

 


Danae
1636-47
Oil on canvas, 165 x 203 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
 


Danae (detail)
1636-47
Oil on canvas, 165 x 203 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Danae (detail)
1636-47
Oil on canvas, 165 x 203 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Danae
(detail)
1636-47
Oil on canvas, 165 x 203 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

 




COLLECTION



Danae and Jupiter
 

 

 

Giovanni
Battista
Tiepolo
1696-1770
Italy
Jupiter and Danae.

 

 

Joachim
Wtewael
1566-1638
Netherlands

Jupiter and Danae.

 

 


Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617),
The sleeping Danae being prepared to receive Jupiter, 1603

 

 


Artemisia Gentileschi
Danae

 

 

Correggio
1489-1534
Danae.
1531
Galleria Borghese, Rome

 

 


Peter Paul Rubens
Danae.

 

 

Mabuse
1478-1532
Netherlands

Danae.
1527

 

 

Adolf-Ulrik Wertmuller

Danae.

 

 


Titian
1488-1576
Italy
Danae.

 

 

Titian
1488-1576
Italy

Danae.

 

 


Titian
1488-1576
Italy
Danae.

 

 


Tintoretto
Danae
1580
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

 

 


Antonio Bellucci
Danae
1700-05
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

 

 


Charle-Joseph Natoire
Danae

 

 


Alexandre Jacques Chantron
Danae
1891.

 

 


Jean Baptiste Greuze
Danae

 

 


Orazio Gentileschi
Danae
c. 1621

 

 


Anne-Louis GIRODET DE ROUCY-TRIOSON
Mademoiselle Lange as Danaë
1799

 

 

Gustav Klimt
1862-1918
Danae.
1907




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