Danae and the Shower of Gold (detail)

Citation
Danae and the Shower of Gold (detail)

Material Information

Title:
Danae and the Shower of Gold (detail)
Alternate title:
Danae with Nursemaid
Creator:
Titian, 1477-1576 ( Artist : painting )
Prado. ID=SMP
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Madrid, Spain
Style: Italian High Renaissance
School: High Renaissance
Movement: Renaissance
Italy
Painting; Danae; Zeus;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
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.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1553.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1554.
General Note:
Inventory: 425

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-LIF1718 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.lif1718 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

Full Text
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Titian, 1477-1576.
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Danae and the Shower of Gold (detail).
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Danae with Nursemaid.
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g 1553-1554.
340
b 129 x 180 cm.
c Oil on canvas.
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Beginning Date: 1553.
Completion Date: 1554.
Inventory: 425
520
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.
4 651
Madrid, Spain.
653
Style: Italian High Renaissance.
School: High Renaissance.
Movement: Renaissance.
Italy.
Painting; Danae; Zeus;
655
Painting
710
Prado. ID=SMP
773
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
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Closeup-shower of gold.


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