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The Amazement of the Gods by Hans von Aachen

    The Amazement of the Gods by Hans von Aachen

    The Amazement of the Gods by Hans von Aachen was created in 1590 and the original painting is in National Gallery London. The original size of the work is 35,5 x 45,8 cm and is made of oil on Panel.

    Jupiter, the ruler of the gods, is seated on a cloud, his attribute of an eagle with thunderbolts in its beak beside him. He is embracing the goddess Minerva, his daughter. The scene is witnessed by a gathering of the gods of Olympus, clearly shocked by what they see.

    Mercury, messenger of the gods, carries his winged caduceus (wand) in one hand and points toward the pair with the other. Diana, goddess of the moon, with her back turned, has abandoned her bow and her quiver full of arrows to watch. Apollo is seated with his lyre; Venus leans, naked, against a boulder as Cupid covers her with a shimmering drapery… Read more

    The Artist: Hans von Aachen (1552 – 1615) was a German painter who was one of the leading representatives of Northern Mannerism. Hans von Aachen was a versatile and productive artist who worked in many genres. He was successful as a painter of princely and aristocratic portraits, and further painted religious, mythological and allegorical subjects.

    This painting presented as Art Print on Canvas


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