Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Danae

Title

Danae

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Between 1553 and 1554 Titian executed for the Habsburgs two "mythological fables" of clearly erotic intent, the Danae and the Venus and Adonis, both now in the Prado, Madrid. The Danae is really a variation on a canvas painted ten years earlier for the Farnese family. With greater fidelity to Ovid's text, the Cupid has now been replaced by the elderly nurse who attempts to use her apron to gather the shower of gold into which Jupiter had transformed himself in order to possess the young woman.

Keywords

Vienna, Austria, Style: Italian High Renaissance, School: High Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Italian, Painting; Danae;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian High Renaissance; School: High Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Italian; Painting; Danae;

Subject: geographic

Vienna, Austria

Time Period

After 1554

Type

StillImage

Rights

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Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0518

Danae

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