Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

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

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The represented theme is of the mythological fable in which Zeus had to transform himself into golden rain to seduce the beautiful Danae, whose father had her locked in a hermetically sealed metal room precisely to protect her from the advances of this very god. In his flirtatious adventures Zeus transformed himself to avoid being recognised: into an eagle, a bull, a swan..., or, as in this case, golden rain. From this special relationship with Danae, Perseus, one of the most important heroes of classical mythology, would be born.

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-LIF1718

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

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