"Cleopatra and Octavian" by Louis Gauffier. (1787) Gauffier

7/7/2021, 3:29:23 PM
"Cleopatra and Octavian" by Louis Gauffier. (1787) Gauffier demonstrates his excellent narrative skills in this small, colorful and highly polished painting. This reflects a modern interest in ancient Egypt. The theme is based on the life of Plutarch for Mark Anthony, who describes the meeting of Octave with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra after his defeat of Mark Anthony at the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Octavian is still not convinced of Cleopatra's pleas of innocence, which then flatter when she compares him to his great-uncle Julius Caesar. The painting was commissioned by the influential art director of King Count of Angiviller and is designed to suspend the painting of Jacques-Louis David. #art #artist #classic #classicalart #art t_spotlight #artistsoninstagram #instaart #instaartwork #artists #painting #paintingsdaily #dailyart #oilpainting #oilart #drawings #sketchbook #likelike #classicart #oiloncanvas #artlover #oilpaints #italianart #conterporaryart #impressionistart #oilportrait #classicalrealism #portraitstudy #arthistory #art #artist st #fineart #classicalart #art #artistsoninstagram #instaart #instaartwork #artists #painting #paintingsdaily #dailyart #oilpainting #oilart #drawings ting #oilart #drawings #heartit #sketchbook #likelike #classicart #oiloncanvas #artlover #oilpaints #italianart #conterporaryart #impressionistart #oilportrait ilportrait

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