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The Triumph of Galatea

The Triumph of Galatea

Description

Raphael completed this work for the Villa Farnesina, a suburban Renaissance villa in Rome in 1512. The Farnesina was built by one of the richest men of the early Renaissance, Agostini Chigi, who was a banker. This was the only painting of Greek mythology that Raphael painted, the story of the Nereid Galatea, who had fallen in love with a peasant shepherd, Acis. Galatea’s consort, after finding the two lovers in an embrace, killed Acis by throwing a giant pillar at him. Although Raphael’s painting is based off of the story, it does not illustrate any of the actual events of the story.
  • Category : PAINTING
  • Year : 1512
  • Total Edition No : 1
  • Size : 225(W) x 295(H) x 3(D) cm
  • Materials : Oil on Canvas
  • Posting : 2018. 11. 09

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