quinta-feira, março 25, 2004
Poets, Lovers, and Heroes in Italian Mythological Prints
Apollo and Diana, ca. 1500–1505
Next comes Apollo with his flowing locks,
…And there appears
the sacred laurel, green and gold,…
cooling the bowers where the Muses nine
Seem with alternate song and sweet refrain
To charm the stars and halt them in their course.
Petrarch, Africa 3.188; .204–.210
Love conquers all; let us, too, yield to Love!
Virgil, Eclogues 10.69
Sleeping Cupid, mid-17th century
By these arms the monster of Nemea lies crushed; upon this neck I upheld the sky!
Hercules, in Ovid, Metamorphoses, 9.197–.198
Judgment of Paris, 1515–20.
posted by Luís Miguel Dias quinta-feira, março 25, 2004