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Subjects : Mythology, Nude, Portrait
Keywords : Danae, Neo-Classicism, bare, dove, draped, fabric, female nude, gold, mirror, nudity, peacock, portrait, putto, woman
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Portrait de Mademoiselle Lange en Danae

The Portrait of Mlle Lange as Danaë is a painting by French painter Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson. This satirical painting of the actress Anne Françoise Elisabeth Lange as Danaë replaced a Venus for the last two days of the Paris Salon of 1799, after a dispute between the artist and the sitter.It is now part of the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The artist Girodet and Miss Lange first crossed paths in the Salon of 1793. Girodet, a student of Jacques-Louis David would gain notoriety for his submission Endymion. In 1793, Miss Lange was already a prominent actress and a sociétaire of the Comédie-Française. Her likeness as Sylvie by Jean-François Gilles Colson is in the same gallery of 1793. Six years later (1798), as a gift to her newlywed husband, Michel-Jean Simons, Madame Simons commissioned a portrait from Girodet, who painted the actress as the Roman goddess Venus. Miss Lange disliked the painting so much that in a letter written to the artist, she requested that he remove the painting from the Paris Salon and offered only half of Girodet's asking price. Further, she wrote that his work compromised not only her reputation for beauty but his own as an up-and-coming artist. Furious, the 32-year old Girodet began work on a new painting of Mlle Lange in the guise of Danae. The painting is deliberately encoded with hidden details about her intimate life, in an effort to defame her. On August 2, 1799, Girodet exacted his revenge. After destroying the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism styles and romanticism styles.


« Portrait de Mademoiselle Lange en Danae » is kept at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA.


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