Tag: Greek

La Danaïde (1880s)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917) La Danaïde (Danaid) 1880s, carved 1903–1904 Marble, 23 x 40 x 26 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton The Danaids of Greek mythology were the fifty daughters of Danaus; married to a group of brothers, they murdered their…

Francesco Barberini

(1597–1679) Works in his collection: Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) San Sebastiano 1616–1617 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid   Born September 23 1597 Firenze (Italia) Died December 10 1679 Roma (Italia) Uncle Maffeo Barberini (1568-1644), Pope Urban VIII (1623-1644) Occupation Art patron Cardinal Translator

Socrates

(469 BC-399 BC) Σωκράτης Socrates in Art: David, Jacques-Louis (1748-1825) La mort de Socrate 1787 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York     David, Jacques-Louis (1748-1825) & Studio La mort de Socrate after 1787 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton    

Jacques Damala

(1855–1889) Aristides Damalas Aριστεíδης Δαμαλάς Jacques Damala in Art: Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) Portrait funéraire de Jacques Damala c.1889 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York   Born January 15 1855 Piraeus (Greece) Died August 18 1889 Paris (France) Cause of death Drug overdose…

Sappho and Alcaeus (1881)

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912) Sappho and Alcaeus 1881 Oil on panel, 66 × 122 cm Walters Art Museum, Baltimore See also: • Alcaeus (c.620 BC-c.580 BC) | Sappho (7th-6th century BC)

Alcaeus

(c.620 BC-c.580 BC) Ἀλκαῖος ὁ Μυτιληναῖος Alcaeus of Mytilene Alcaeus in Art: Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912) Sappho and Alcaeus 1881 Walters Art Museum, Baltimore     See also: • Poets | Writers

Sophia Schliemann

(1852–1932) Σοφία Σλήμαν née Sophia Engastromenos, Σοφία Εγκαστρωμένου   Born January 12 1852 Athens (Greece) Died October 27 1932 Athens (Greece) Husband (1869–1890) Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) Occupation Archaeologist

Phryné devant l’aréopage (1861)

Gérôme, Jean-Léon (1824-1904) Phryné devant l’aréopage (Phryné before the Areopagus) 1861 Oil on canvas, 80 x 128 cm Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg Compare: Nadar (1820-1910) Femme nue debout 1860–1861 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York     Nadar is known to have photographed only three female…