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Subjects : Nude
Keywords : Art Nouveau, Painting, Pisces, head, nude, rose, sign of the zodiac
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The Dream

Apollo and Daphne is a painting by Giambattista Tiepolo executed in oil on canvas in 1743-44 and now in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The artist also produced another painting with the same subject, entitled Apollo Chasing Daphne, which is now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, after having been part of the Kress collection. The attribution of the painting to Tiepolo was doubtful for a long time, and it was not until 1962 that it was considered to be an autograph work by the artist, thanks to a study by the art historian Antonio Morassi: "In 1786, when the painting was in Florence in the private collection of the Marquis Gerini, an engraving was made of it by Giuseppe Zocchi.The painting represents the epilogue of Apollo's attempt to kidnap Daphne and her metamorphosis into a laurel in a desperate desire to escape him, as described by Ovid in his poem The Metamorphoses". The painting shows Cupid striking the two subjects: one with the golden arrow of love and the other with the leaden arrow of hate, and the river-god Peneus, the nymph's father, interceding on her behalf with the great mother-goddess Gaea. In the eyes of the two protagonists, we can read astonishment at what is happening to them." The painting, by Tiepolo at the peak of his artistic maturity, was inspired by Bernini's sculpture Apollo and Daphne, and seems to be intended to reproduce in pictorial form what is represented in the marble work. In fact, Tiepolo depicts Daphne's transformation into [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the art nouveau styles and symbolism styles.


« The Dream » is kept at Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland.


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