Arquivo de 11 de Novembro, 2020

‘Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (La Bonne-Mère), Marseilles’, de Paul Signac

Paul Signac [11 Novembro 1863 – 15 Agosto 1935]
Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (La Bonne-Mère), Marseilles, 1905–6

Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (La Bonne-Mère), Marseilles 1905–6
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Collection
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 825

‘The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis’, by Cornelis van Haarlem

Cornelis van Haarlem [1562 – 11 Novembro 1638], pintor da Idade de Ouro Holandesa e um dos principais Maneiristas de Haarlem.

A classical story of the gods: the wedding of the sea goddess Thetis and the human Peleus, to which all the gods were invited except Eris, the goddess of discord. In revenge she threw (above left) a golden apple (of discord) ‘for the most beautiful’ of the goddesses present. The shepherd Paris was asked to choose among them (above right): Hera, who promised him wealth, Athena, who offered wisdom, and Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen of Troy. Paris’ choice of Aphrodite was the indirect cause of the Trojan War. The painting was intended as a warning against discord: the city commissioned it for the stadholders’ guest-residence in Haarlem, the Prinsenhof. Via Frans Hals Museum.

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem [1562 – 1638]
‘The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis’, c. 1592 – 1593 – Frans Hals Museum

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