Mythology at its best. Andromeda Chained to a Rock (1875)

Mythology at its best. Andromeda Chained to a Rock (1875)

6/22/2021, 9:30:35 PM
Mythology at its best. Andromeda Chained to a Rock (1875) was painted by the French artist Henry-Pierre Picou (1824–1895). Andromeda has been chained by a fierce sea monster, because her mother bragged that she was more beautiful than the Nereids (sea goddesses). But Perseus, the son of Zeus, is coming to rescue her. He has recently beheaded Medusa, and he can use her head as his weapon. Everyone who stares at the head of Medusa will turn into stone, and this will help him to defeat the sea monster. This particular theme has intrigued some of the great artists over the centuries, and other works on this subject have been made by Titian, Paolo Veronese, and Henri Fantin-Latour. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Andromeda #Myth #Mythology #Perseus #Picou #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter

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