Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Danae and the Shower of Gold (detail) Danae with Nursemaid

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The young Danae, who is accompanied in her bed by a little dog, watches as the rain of coins falls on her, whilst her surprised and greedy servant tries to collect as much as she can in her apron. The whiteness of Danae's body contrasts with the dark and twisted body of the servant; both stand out against the beautiful and almost stormy golden background.

Keywords

Madrid, Spain, Style: Italian High Renaissance, School: High Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Italy, Painting; Danae; Zeus;, Painting

Subject: topical

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

Subject: geographic

Madrid, Spain

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF1717

Danae and the Shower of Gold (detail) Danae with Nursemaid

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