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Greek Mythology Paintings

exploring famous greek gods paintings

The poetry of Ovid exerted a great effect on the psyche of poets and painters with the rediscovery of ancient antiquity in Greek Renaissance art.  Greek mythology paintings were not only particularly popular throughout the Renaissance but they also reappeared during the Classical periods of the 18th and 19th centuries.


Pallas and the Centaur  (1482) Sandro Botticelli


The Birth of Venus  (1486) Sandro Botticelli


The Triumph of Galatea (1514) Raphael


Narcissus  (1599) Caravaggio


Leda and the Swan  (1600) Peter Paul Rubens


The Fall of Phaeton  (1605) Peter Paul Rubens


Prometheus Bound  (1612) Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders


Sleeping Venus  (c. 1630) Artemisia Gentileschi


Telemachus and the Nymphs of Calypso  (1782) Angelica Kauffman


Oedipus and the Sphinx (1864) Gustave Moreau


Pygmalion and Galatea (1890) Jean-Léon Gérôme


The Lament for Icarus  (1898) Herbert James Draper


Perseus and Andromeda (1891) Frederic Leighton


 Ulysses and the Sirens (1891) John William Waterhouse