Who did it better? Both works show the Triumph of Galatea

8/27/2021, 8:53:52 PM
Who did it better? Both works show the Triumph of Galatea and were both painted around 1650. The first work is by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) and was sold last year for over $2 million. The second one was painted by Bernardo Cavallino (1616-1656) and is on display in the National Gallery of Art. It shows a mythological story from the life of the sea nymph Galatea (meaning ‘she who is milk-white’), who was the fairest and most beloved of the Nereids, the fifty daughters of Nereus. Both works show the apotheosis of the half-naked Galatea, with a billowing cloak painted with ultramarine (see my YouTube video from last week), riding on top of a large scalloped shell pulled by dolphins, and she is surrounded by nymphs and tritons. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #BattleoftheSexes #Gentileschi #Artemisia #Cavallino #Baroque #Triumph #Galatea #ItalianArt #ItalianArtist #ItalianPainter #FemaleArtist #MaleArtist

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