Sunday, May 13, 2018

01 Paintings, Olympian deities, by the Old Masters, with footnotes, #10a

Sebastiano Ricci, BELLUNO 1659 - 1734 VENICE
VENUS IN THE FORGE OF VULCAN
Venus going to Vulcan for the Arms of Aeneas
Oil on canvas
73 1/8  by 102 1/2  in.; 185.7 by 260.2 cm.
Private collection

Venus, the goddess of love, looks down at Cupid. Venus went to her husband Vulcan's forge and asked him to make arms for her son Aeneas. 

Sebastiano Ricci (1 August 1659 – 15 May 1734) was an Italian painter of the late Baroque school of Venice. About the same age as Piazzetta, and an elder contemporary of Tiepolo, he represents a late version of the vigorous and luminous Cortonesque style of grand manner fresco painting. More on Sebastiano Ricci





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