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Abduction of Ganymede (detail).
c Ca. 1530
b 163.5 x 70.5 cm.
Oil on canvas.
The picture of the shepherd boy Ganymede, abducted and taken to Olympus by the father of the gods (in the guise of an eagle), was intended for the same setting as the painting of the nymph Io. Correggio makes skilful use of the narrow format, employing both movement and foreshortening with
Close detail; Ganymede being carried by Jupiter's eagle.
Style: Italian Mannerist.
oil paintings --
Mannerist (Renaissance-Baroque style).
Kunsthistorisches Museum. ID=AVK
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)